West Indies Tour: England bowler Chris Jordan hoping to impress his native Barbados in Twenty20 series

Jordan has made eight international appearances for England and understands he still has a long way to go but is hoping to impress his home country

Chris Jordan is hoping to get a chance to show friends, family and supporters in his native country what he can do - for the opposition.

England's 25-year-old pace bowler is back in his native Barbados raring to go for a three-match Twenty20 series set to start at the Kensington Oval on Sunday.

After eight limited-overs matches to date for his adopted country, seven one-day internationals and just one Twenty20, Jordan acknowledges he still has much to prove.

Having left Barbados for England as a teenager, on a scholarship at Dulwich College, he has already come a long way.

But he hopes his adaptability, with the new and old ball and as a hard-hitting lower-order batsman, can take him much further.

"I think I'm going all right," he said modestly, adding his lack of match action while England were winning back-to-back ODIs against the Windies in Antigua over the past week turned out to be to his advantage.

"I'm working really hard in the nets - both at the top of the innings, and on my death bowling.

"I've had a few good practice sessions, obviously having not played those two games.

"I hope if I get the chance I'm more than ready."

If he returns, he will do so to a team with renewed confidence after a much-needed first series victory of an otherwise miserable winter.

"Yes, it's a massive thing - a whole different feeling in the dressing room altogether.

"It gives everyone a lift, and belief.

"I hope we can go on to bigger and better things."

The short series against the ICC World Twenty20 champions is swiftly followed by the real thing, as the West Indies defend their crown in Bangladesh - and England try to regain theirs.

Spin is sure to play a very significant part in the sub-continent, but Jordan believes he has something to offer here for sure.

"I do have pace," he added. "I can actually rush players, and have decent variation as well.

"I've played that role for Sussex this year, and it's one I really enjoy and really look forward to doing - so I hope I can get that opportunity to do it a lot more for England."

His batting is a significant second string, although he knows he may have to be patient to demonstrate it - with several talented strokemakers set to come in above him for England.

"I'm working so hard on it... so that if I do get that opportunity I'm more than ready.

"At the minute, loads of brilliant players in the team are ahead of me and doing really well.

"All I have to do is wait for my opportunity, and then when I get it take it."

PA

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