Forgotten England man makes T20I return 4,597 days after last appearance

Former England fast bowler Amjad Khan made his return to international cricket on Friday at the age of 41, representing the country of his birth Denmark.

Khan played two games for England back in 2009, making his debut in a Test match against the West Indies and also featuring in a one-off T20 international against the same opponent.

He took just the one wicket in Test cricket, getting Ramnaresh Sarwan out LBW for 14 in the first innings, and picked up two in his T20I, dismissing Sarwan again and Dwayne Bravo.

Khan never played for England again after that tour of the Caribbean and his county career came to an end in 2014 after he was released by Sussex.

Now, aged 41, Khan has played his second official T20I 4,597 days after his first.

Khan returned to action for Denmark in a T20 World Cup qualifier against Italy, scoring four runs and picking up 1-14 from his three overs.

Denmark ultimately came up short, with Italy winning the game by six wickets.

The match was also notable as it marked a second international debut for former England bowler Jade Dernbach.

2,757 days after his last international appearance in 2014, the former Surrey quick debuted for Italy and picked up 1-17 from his four overs.

Dernbach left Surrey at the end of the season and decided to represent Italy, who he qualifies for through his mother, after being approached by Northamptonshire all-rounder Gareth Berg, who is Italy's captain and head coach.

Speaking to the Cricketer, Dernbach said: "He [Berg] sold me the Italian dream. He is a passionate guy at the best of times so hearing him speak about what he is looking to do got me enthusiastic about it.

"For anyone who is trying to push something you need to love it and believe in what you're trying to achieve and that enables you to do what you can to help that journey.

"He picked up the phone and he outlined what he was looking to achieve with Italian cricket and where he thought I could fit in on that journey.

"He gave me some glowing reviews in terms of what it could be like for me, what I could add. It was nice to be wanted by someone."

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