Dernbach has forged a reputation as a specialist death bowler, boasting an array of slower balls and an excellent yorker.
After bursting on the scene in 2005, when he became Surrey’s youngest debutant for 30 years, the South-Africa born seamer improved year-on-year and was eventually handed a one-day international debut for England in 2011.
After initially missing out on the World Cup squad, Dernbach was called up after impressing on Lions duty to cover for the injured Ajmal Shahzad.
He was forced to wait for his bow, but he played that summer against Sri Lanka, taking the prized scalp of Sanath Jayasuriya first up.
More impressive performances on the domestic scene led to County Championship promotion with Surrey and an ECB incremental contract for 2011-12 before a disappointing tour of India.
Dernbach continued to be in and out of England’s limited-overs sides, often frustrated by a high economy rate as a result of bowling at the end of the innings.
He featured in the 2014 World Twenty20, but a disappointing showing cost him his place and he spent the rest of the season struggling for form on the domestic circuit.