Chris Jordan was part of the England squad that suffered a heartbreaking loss in 2016 T20 WC.© Instagram
Jordan conceded only eight runs in the penultimate over of the 2016 final, leaving the West Indies needing 19 off six balls bowled by Stokes and he admonished himself for prematurely thinking the game was over.
“I’ll never take myself to that place again,” said the 33-year-old seamer. “I definitely won’t be thinking that way after bowling the 19th over until it’s fully, fully over.
“We tend to laugh about it now, but we definitely came out stronger for it as a unit.
“I wouldn’t say it haunted us too much. Someone has to come up victorious and for something like that to be done in the last over, you can’t write that.”
Jordan believes England, the top-ranked T20 side, now make “clearer” decisions in crunch moments, which he said helped during the victorious 2019 World Cup campaign.
“The team was on autopilot,” he said. “In any situation you saw the game slow down a little bit and everyone came up with an informed and correct decision.”
Despite the absence of two injured World Cup heroes — Stokes and fast bowler Jofra Archer — England have Morgan, Jos Buttler and the world’s number one-ranked Twenty20 batsman Dawid Malan.
Jordan said the squad’s experience was a key asset as England seek to become the first side to hold both global limited-overs trophies at the same time.
“For this team, having been together for so long, the chemistry is there, the talent is there,” he said. “All the ingredients are there for us to make a decent run in this campaign.”
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