Alastair Cook hails Jade Dernbach – Cricket News Update

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0 LIKES UnLike hails Jade Dernbach – Cricket News Update in the second One Day International of the five-match series, at The Oval, on Sunday.
"Jade came in and did really well," said Cook at the post-match press conference after six wicket win over might Aussies. "For Jade to come in and perform as well as he did, bowling a lot of Powerplay overs, is really good," he added further.
Dernbach found a place in Sunday’s starting XI courtesy spearhead pacer and Co. The relatively inexperienced Surrey fast bowler, who has played
only 15 One Day Internationals, was given a chance to share the new ball with
Bowling in tandem with lanky Finn, Dernbach bowled some tight overs in the Powerplay to restrict the explosive top order of Australia to 30 for 1 at the end of eight overs. In his opening spell of four overs, the right-arm seamer conceded just 18 runs, including
a maiden over as well. The bowler would have claimed Shane Watson’s prized wicket in the sixth over, had Jonathan not dropped a catch at gully.
Cook said that missing out experienced pace bowler, James Anderson was quite disappointing for both the player as well as the team; however, he was happy that the untimely injury gave them a chance to test the bench strength.
"It was obviously disappointing for Jimmy not to play, but that's the reason why we have squads, and our strength in depth in seam bowling is really encouraging,” said Cook, after guiding the Poms to their eighth successive ODI victory on Sunday.
Cook also did not confirm Anderson’s availability for Wednesday’s third One Day International against Australia, at Edgbaston.
"We're not sure yet," said the English skipper when asked if the pacer will feature at Edgbaston. "If it was a World Cup final, he probably would have played in this second match. But it would have been made to risk him. We want people to be fully
fit to play," he insisted.
Meanwhile, there will be no Dernbach for the hosts in the third ODI, as the Surrey seamer, along with Stuart Meaker, will be attending the funeral of their former county colleague Tom Maynard, who died last month in a tube train incident.



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