BBL|08 Player Profile – Ben McDermott

It’s hard to say a player is set for a breakout BBL when she’s already cracked a ton in BBL|06.

But Ben McDermott is primed for a massive tournament for the Hurricanes.

In October, McDermott played the first four T20Is of his career, against UAE and Pakistan. Unfortunately, he was runout in three successive matches, meaning we didn’t get to see him fire on the big stage.

His JLT Cup was outstanding – he was named the player of the tournament – as he scored 427 runs from seven matches with two centuries.

No.3 is his Twenty20 position, but he slowly drifted down the order in the last BBL as his form wavered. Although it was far from bad – his 325 runs was the sixth most in the league.

His top scores were 67 (30) against Perth, 49* (25) against Thunder and 45 (29) against Adelaide.

He’s a quick, crisp scorer and turns 24 in December.

If he can lock down that first-drop spot behind D’Arcy Short and ahead of George Bailey, he and Hobart will have a really strong tournament.

He can be selected as a batsman or a wicket-keeper, and will cost you just $115,200 in SuperCoach.

That ton that was mentioned earlier? It was 114 not out, off just 52 balls, in a massive successful run-chase of 223 against the Renegades.

Why don’t you watch it below?


7 thoughts on “BBL|08 Player Profile – Ben McDermott

  1. Yes! He’s my favourite player behind Matthew Wade. I’m not sure if he’s a better pick than Carey. I think Carey’s overpriced and McDermott’s a better pick overall, but one can’t look over Adelaide’s double-header in Round 2… I went with McDermott, with the thought of trading Carey in at the exchange of trading out Lynn. What do you think?

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    1. We’ve been told by the BBL that an ‘Official’ game will be launching, we’re just not sure when. They’ve certainly given SuperCoach a big head start

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