Dernbach’s call-up as a replacement to the England World Cup squad showed that his good performances for the England Lions in the Caribbean over the winter had certainly registered with the selectors.
Another potential England player that was born in South Africa, Dernbach is the product of the Surrey Academy where his steady progress saw a leap in performance in 2010 with 46 championship wickets at 29.
Surrey should do well this season and if Dernbach starts the season well, he could find himself in the ODI squad to face Sri Lanka.
It certainly promises to be a big year for the 25 year old.
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