London: The England and Wales Cricket Board on Saturday awarded incremental 12-month central contracts to Ravi Bopara, Jade Dernbach and Craig Kieswetter for their performances in the recent season.

The trio helped England thump India 3-0 in the recently concluded one-day international series.

"I am delighted that (they) have been awarded increment contacts," national selector Geoff Miller said.

"This is in recognition of the important role they have played in the England side in recent months and their potential to develop still further as cricketers over the next 12-month period," he added.

All three cricketers are currently in India for the upcoming five-match ODI series scheduled to commence from October 14 in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Kieswetter has been in the country for over a fortnight now, playing for Somerset in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20.

Bopara was impressive against India, scoring 197 runs at an average of 65.66 in the five-match one-day series in England including a career-best 96 in the tied game at the Lord's after making a comeback to the Test side following a shoulder injury to Jonathan Trott.

Kieswetter has played in eleven one-dayers, scoring 354 runs at 35.40 since his comeback to the team against Sri Lanka earlier this year.

The Somerset player has also appeared in four Twenty20s for his country during this time.

South Africa-born Dernbach, on the other hand, had an impressive start to his international career this summer.

The 25-year-old bowler from Surrey has taken 15 wickets at 33 apiece in the fifty-over format, while accounting for seven wickets at an average of 11.00 in T20 internationals.

(Agencies)