Chris Jordan backs England batsmen to come good in second T20 at Durban

• ‘I am confident of chasing pretty much any score,’ he adds

• South Africa won first T20 thanks to Lungi Ngidi’s death bowling

Chris Jordan could be forgiven for thinking he must prove himself against South Africa to secure a place at the T20 World Cup finals but the England seamer has an alternative perspective.

Jordan has missed only one of England’s 28 sprint-format matches since the last T20 World Cup in 2016 and he is their second highest wicket-taker of all time with 56 at an average of 23.71. England have a number of fast-bowling options for the series, with game two at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday and England expected to be unchanged, while the injured Jofra Archer and Pat Brown will doubtless come into the reckoning as the year progresses.

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