Chris Jordan was educated at Dulwich College through a sporting scholarship from his native Barbados and he made his 1st XI debut for Surrey versus Middlesex at Lord's in August 2007. He is regarded to be a right-arm fast-medium bowler of considerable promise and is also a middle-order right-handed batsman.
According to Cricinfo () he bowls in the "late 80s" (mph). He took 2-41 on his first-class debut and in his second match, versus Durham, helped to dismiss the home side by taking 3-42.
He has British citizenship, via a British passport, plays for Surrey as a British player, and is qualified to play for England although he has yet to decide whether his future lies with West Indies or England. He also supports charities aiding endangered wildlife.
After suffering a stress fracture of the back, Jordan was unable to play in the 2010 English cricket season. He resumed training in December that year.