England news September 7, 2011

Dernbach and Kieswetter earn incremental contracts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jade Dernbach and Craig Kieswetter have earned incremental ECB contracts having played the required number of internationals. Points are awarded for each appearance with both Dernbach and Kieswetter playing enough Twenty20 internationals and ODIs to reach the required mark.

Kieswetter returned to the England side for the limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka having lost his place last season. He missed out on the World Cup but Matt Prior's poor tournament offered him the chance to return at the top of the order in both short formats.

Although still suspect against the moving ball he has played some aggressive innings including his 25-ball 46 in the second ODI against India, at the Rose Bowl, which helped set up England's seven-wicket victory.

Dernbach, meanwhile, has made a very positive impression at the start of his international career having been a surprise late call up to the World Cup squad earlier in the year. His skills at the end of an innings helped England secure the series against Sri Lanka with a tight win at Old Trafford and also took 3 for 30 against Ireland in Dublin.

His form continued in the Twenty20 international against India, at Old Trafford, when he took 4 for 22 to help set up England's win. "This award reflects the contributions Craig and Jade have made to our T20 and one-day international teams this season and we congratulate both players on their achievement," Geoff Miller, the national selector, said.

Under the ECB's contracts system, five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.

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  • Dummy4 on September 9, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    Never mind Dernbach, I want to see the third outstanding Surrey Bowler in the England fold (Stuart Meaker)

  • Randolph on September 7, 2011, 23:24 GMT

    Of course they got a contract, they're South African!

  • Dummy4 on September 7, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    look out the body language of england team , specially the bowling attack which is any time dominant over indian , MSD need to improve bowling line up should drop Rahul Dravid and ashwin and recall allrounder like Irfan Pathan always a good choice over Praveen . other wise again a clean washout in ODI, give a chance whoo is the one alrounder available and can perform well in such type of Pitches with inswing.

  • vikram on September 7, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    England should start auctioning their reserve fast bowlers to othe teams. I am sure India will grab the opportunity with both hands. It's hard to believe that the likes of Tremlett and Onions are not in playing eleven. What a pool of fast bowlers to have! BCCI should learn something from ECB and start nurturing talent, otherwise we are a step closer to be ranked along with Bangladesh, West Indies and Newzealand.

  • Bobcat on September 7, 2011, 13:28 GMT

    Not wishing to put a dampener on England's win last night, but I'm not entirely sure what England see in Dernbach. Sure, he has bowled a couple of decent death overs when batsmen are trying to slog him out of the park, but you can't select someone based on the chance of him taking a couple of wickets in his final two overs, yet going for 8 or 9 an over in his first eight overs. I've seen him get taken apart by county batting line-ups on numerous occasions, and it's only a matter of time before those final two overs go the same way as his first eight. His selection is almost as poor a decision as having Stokes in the side.

  • Kapil on September 7, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    Strongly feel that Steve Davis is a much better player then Kieswetter...

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