Jade Dernbach quits international cricket after England’s World Cup win to make it memorable

Dernbach thanked the supporters for standing by him and said he will continue to serve Surrey.

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England cricketers congratulate teammate Jade Dernbach (R).(Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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England made history on Sunday at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground by bagging their first-ever Men’s World Cup title. It was a long wait for the creators of the game for they had to return empty-handed from the final three times in the past. They then failed to make the semi-finals for 27 long years and when England did again, they ended up as the champions although their Super Over win over New Zealand didn’t look convincing to many.

However, the England fans were ecstatic to see their country eventually win a world title and one player even called it a day on the historic occasion to make his exit from the cricketing world a memorable one. It was Jade Dernbach, a right-arm medium pacer who hadn’t played much for England (24 ODIs and 34 T20Is) but decided to bask in the glory of the Englishmen conquering the cricketing world.

Thank you for all the support

The Surrey cricketer, who is known for his wild celebrations after taking wickets, had last played for England in 2014 and has 70 wickets in international cricket (31 in ODIs and 39 in T20Is) with a couple of four-fors. The 33-year-old cricketer, however, will continue to play for Surrey and will guide youngsters in the club as a senior member. Dernbach, like many other cricketers of foreign origin who had played for England, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to England as a 14-year-old.

He made his debut for Surrey against India A at the age of 17 and in 2006, he became the club’s leading wicket-taker and came up with a superlative performance at the Natwest Pro40.

He wrote- “I think this is a good time to announce that after a lot of consideration today I am announcing my international retirement. Thank you for all the support over the years but the team are in a good place moving forward. Looking forward to concentrating on Surrey now.”

In 113 first-class and 144 List A games, Dernbach, popularly called ‘Dirtbag’, has over 530 wickets with 13 five-wicket hauls in all. He got the England Cricket Board’s increment contract in 2011-12 but proved to be an expensive bowler in the ODI series against India. His performance improved in the later stages and he played the shorter formats for England between 2011 and 2014.

Dernbach thanked the supporters for standing by him and said he will continue to serve Surrey.