The Jamaica Tallawahs have announced that Jade Dernbach and Dwayne Smith will be joining them for the remainder of the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Dernbach will replace Kennar Lewis who has become unavailable due to personal reasons. Smith will come into the team for Rovman Powell who has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to injury sustained during the Tallawahs match against Trinbago Knight Riders
Dernbach has played in 24 ODIs and 34 T20 Internationals for England, claiming 70 international wickets in those matches. In the recently concluded T20 Blast he claimed 11 wickets for Surrey at an average of 31.09 and an economy rate of 8.88.
Smith has some serious CPL pedigree, having scored four hundreds at the tournament, the joint highest by any player. He is the fifth highest run scorer in CPL, having scored 1,584 runs in his 58 CPL matches.
They have also added Jermaine Blackwood to the team as temporary cover for Andre Russell while he recovers from the blow he received while playing against the Trinbago Knight Riders. Blackwood has played for the Tallawahs in the past and has appeared in 28 Tests and two ODIs for the West Indies.