Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan was impressive during the ICC World T20 2016. Pictured: English player Chris Jordan during a WT20 match between Sri Lanka and England at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on March 26, 2016.IANS

Chris Jordan will play for the RCB this season after the England all-rounder was named as the replacement for Mitchell Starc. Starc was, earlier, ruled out of IPL 2016.

The Aussie speedster underwent surgery in December 2015 and is yet to fully recover. Starc also missed the ICC World T20 2016. 

Jordan, who went unsold in the IPL 2016 Players Auction, will finally get to debut in the cash-rich league.

The director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Andrew Strauss, said he was happy to support Jordan's decision to play for RCB in the IPL.

"We are happy to support Chris in his decision to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016. Participating in the tournament will be a good opportunity for him to further develop his white-ball skills and experience," Strauss was quoted as saying by the official website of the ECB.

Jordan will leave his current county club Sussex to join Virat Kohli & co. The right-arm seamer is the second recent addition to the RCB squad, after Tabraiz Shamsi came in for the injured Samuel Badree. 

Jordan is known for his death bowling skills and was impressive during the ICC World T20 2016. He was predominantly used during the back end of the innings. Jordan managed to pick up six wickets in six matches during the tournament in which England reached the final, before going down to the West Indies.

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