Injured Shahzad heads home, rookie Dernbach drafted in

Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 23:09 PM IST

New Delhi: England pacer Ajmal Shahzad who has sustained a hamstring injury is the latest English cricketer to return home after Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad.

According to a media release issued by the ICC, its Event Technical Committee approved the name of Surrey medium pacer Jade Dernbach as a replacement for Shahzad for the remainder of the tournament.

The confirmation was conveyed to the England and Wales Cricket Board on behalf of the committee on Friday. Shahzad suffered a hamstring injury in a training session in the build-up to his side`s Group B match against the West Indies yesterday.

Dernbach who was in the provisional 30-member squad couldn`t make the cut into the final 15 and was touring with the England Lions squad in the Caribbean.

PTI