Chris Jordan is in no mood to heap pressure on himself in the quest for a World Cup place.

But he is happy to be joining up with England on a back of a bright bowling display for Sussex.

Jordan’s spell of 2-42 from eight overs, including a yorker to end Lewis Gregory’s late-innings onslaught, was one of the bright spots of a rain-ruined Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at home to Somerset yesterday.

By the time the county return to action against Middlesex on Saturday, Jordan and his great mate Jofra Archer will be on the road together to Cardiff, where England meet up ahead of their pre-World Cup one-day internationals.

The Sussex pair were named in a 17-man squad for the preliminary matches but not the 15-man World Cup group.

However, the chance is there for one or both of them to gatecrash the party with performances against Pakistan.

It almost feels like the gauntlet has been laid down by national selector Ed Smith.

But it does not sound like Jordan will be losing any sleep over it.

He told The Argus: “I was just grateful to be selected.

“A month ago, two months ago, whatever, my name wasn’t involved (with England) in 50-over cricket.

“I had a few decent Twenty20 performances in the Caribbean and it provoked conversation again.

“More than anything, I am just delighted for Jof and to be involved in the same squad as him at the same time.

“If I happen to be on the field for his debut as well, that would be an even more special moment.

“I’m pleased with the call-up and the hard work starts now.

“It’s everything to gain and nothing to lose for me, really.

“The 15-man squad has been named already with the usual suspects.

“But obviously these games coming up present an opportunity for other people to stake a claim.

“My name wasn’t even mentioned not long ago.

“Why I should I lump a whole heap of pressure on myself now?”

Even a relaxed character like Jordan is, however, glad to be joining up with the country’s best buoyed by a good showing for his county in 50-overs cricket.

He said: “As a group, our start has been brilliant, to chase down in a tight game against Surrey and then win emphatically against Kent.

“It didn’t quite happen for us (yesterday).

“Maybe it all being even and there not being rain about, it goes a little bit differently.

“But that’s life. We have to take it on the chin and not be too disheartened about it.

“On a personal level, I’ve not been up to the standard I would like to be and that is just being brutally honest.

“I had a decent game against Surrey with the ball and bat without getting any wickets.

“It didn’t quite come together against Kent but that can happen at times.

“(Yesterday) was just enough to get a little bit of rhythm and get a couple of wickets.

“Hopefully I peak at the right time.”

Jordan has not ruled out making another One-Day Cup appearance for Sussex if he is not required by England at some stage in the coming weeks.

The likelihood, however, is that he is now done for Sussex in the 50-overs competition while Archer will play no part at all.

Jordan said: “To be fair, even with myself being here, my performances in the last couple of games with the ball weren’t up to my standard and we ended up winning those games.

“(Mir) Hamza is bowling really well at the minute, Davey (Wiese) is bowling and batting really well at the minute.

“Abi (Sakande) has been in the squad so far and every time he picks up the ball he is bowling well at the minute.

“I think the environment that Dizzy (head coach Jason Gillespie) and all the senior players have created just allows for whoever comes in to thrive and flourish and keep taking the team forward.

“The environment is a very relaxed and confident one at the minute and, whoever comes into it, I’m sure will be up to the task.”