Chris Jordan says he still has ambitions of playing for England in all three formats.

And the Sussex all-rounder has taken heart from Jos Buttler’s return to the Test fold.

England continue their five-match one-day international series against Australia today but Jordan is not part of the 50-over set-up or Test squad at present.

He was in the T20 England side earlier this year for the tri-nation series against Australia and New Zealand and is back in county action after returning from his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

With the Vitality Blast fast approaching for Sussex it is another chance for Jordan to show off his skills but he believes he still has plenty to offer his country not just in the shortest format.

Jordan told The Argus: “I do take things a day at a time but also you have to set yourself goals.

“I lost my place in both the Test and one-day side, I am currently in the T20 side but the latest squad hasn’t been picked yet.

“I do have ambitions of playing all three formats for England but equally I can only deal with what is in front of me.

“But what does give me encouragement is someone like Jos Buttler had a brilliant IPL at the top of the order and look at him now back in Test cricket. That is very encouraging.

“My ambitions are to play Test cricket and one-day cricket for England while still in the T20.”

Jordan, 29, admits the only way he will realise his ambition is by producing a level of performance which selectors will not be able to ignore.

He added: “Ultimately all I can do is control how I am improving and how I am evolving as a cricketer.

“I am trying to be more consistent and just up my whole level of play so I almost become, for want of a better word, undroppable because you are always putting in the performances that you need to.”