Makeshift England can bounce back against South Africa, says Chris Jordan

• ‘We back ourselves to be smart enough,’ says bowler
• Jordan excited by prospect of playing alongside Archer

England may have lost the first one?day international emphatically in Cape Town, but Chris Jordan is adamant a make-do-and-mend bowling attack can show the bite that characterised the World Cup winning XI.

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s defeat Eoin Morgan had hinted at his own frustration that England were unable to “create pressure” in the field. Injury and squad rotation had deprived the captain of his high-pace first-choice attack, while Adil Rashid, the most – and indeed only – successful leg?break bowler in England’s white?ball history was replaced by the tyro Matt Parkinson. Jordan is confident the incumbents can provide more incision in Durban on Friday.

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