England Replace Shahzad With Jade Dernbach

England Replace Shahzad With Jade Dernbach
England Replace Shahzad With Jade Dernbach
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England have called up Surrey fast bowler Jade Dernbach to replace Ajmal Shahzad in their 15-man ICC Cricket World Cup squad.

Shahzad has suffered a hamstring injury and Dernbach comes into the squad following approval from the ICC Technical Committee.

Dernbach, 24, has been training and playing with the England Performance Programme squad this winter in Australia, moving on to the West Indies to represent the England Lions having previously spent time with ECB Fast Bowling Programmes in Florida and Chennai.

"We have been following the progress of Jade for some time and he has impressed throughout his two years on the Fast Bowling Programme in 2008/9 in Florida and Chennai and the England Performance Programme in Australia late last year and during the domestic season with Surrey.

"He is a talented athlete and has performed very well with the Lions on the current tour of the West Indies and we feel his variations will be extremely useful on the surfaces we will be playing on should we progress to the knock out stages of the World Cup."

Although they kept their World Cup hopes alive with a last-gasp win over the West Indies, England are not yet confirmed as quarter-finalists.

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