Jade Dernbach and Craig Kieswetter get England cricket contracts
England have awarded paceman Jade Dernbach and wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter incremental contracts.
Dernbach took 4-22 in last week's Twenty20 victory over India , while Kieswetter made 46 in Tuesday's one-day international triumph at the Rose Bowl.
England selector Geoff Miller said: "This reflects the contributions Craig and Jade have made this season and we congratulate both players."
Incremental contracts, a step down from central deals, are appearance-based.
They are awarded on a points basis, with 20 points needed for a player to automatically earn a deal. Five points are gained for a Test appearance and two for a Twenty20 or one-day international cap.
“Dernbach's ability to bowl brilliantly disguised slower balls, yorkers and 90mph rockets ... has added an extra dimension to England's attack”
Central contracts run for a 12-month period and tie players into playing for England as opposed to their counties.
Surrey bowler Dernbach, 25, and Kieswetter, 23, who plays for Somerset, have been rewarded after playing two Twenty20 and seven one-day internationals this summer.