Jade Winston Dernbach
(born 3 March 1986) is a cricketer
who plays for Surrey County Cricket Club
. He made his first-class
debut in 2003 and won the NBC Denis Compton Award
in 2004 and 2009.
Although born in South Africa, he moved to England as a child and gained British citizenship, making him eligible for the national team. After impressing for the England Lions
in the West Indies in the early part of 2011, he was called up to the senior team as a replacement for Ajmal Shahzad
for the knock out stages of the 2011 Cricket World Cup
and made his Twenty20
debuts later that year against Sri Lanka
described him in the Daily Telegraph
as a fast bowler
who is capable of obtaining conventional
and reverse swing
, as well as of deceiving the batsman by bowling a variety of slower balls.
Dernbach was born in Johannesburg
, South Africa
to a South-African father and an Italian mother. In South Africa, his preferred sport was Rugby Union
, but he began to develop as a cricketer in England. After bowling at an under-15s net session at Surrey
, he quickly moved through the age groups.
Although born in South Africa, after his first call-up to the England squad, he stated that "I don't owe anything to South Africa. I was just born there, did a... Read More