Ben McDermott

Australia
Age
December 12, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Brisbane
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Cricket is in Ben McDermott’s blood. His father Craig McDermott was one of premier fast bowlers for Australia in the 1980s and early 1990 and picked up close to 500 wickets in international cricket. His elder brother Alister McDermott also a fast bowler and plays for Queensland in domestic cricket. However, unlike his father and brother, Ben McDermott went the opposite way. He picked up the bat instead of the ball and is also a part-time wicket-keeper.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia A, Derbyshire, Australia Under-19, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Winnipeg Hawks

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
12
10
3
98
32*
14
105
93.33
0
0
6
2
Test
1
2
0
79
74
39.5
183
43.17
0
1
8
1
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
12
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
1
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

He began his domestic career with Queensland in 2013 and made his debut for the Brisbane Heat in the 2013-14 season. However, a couple of years later, McDermott penned a rookie contract with Tasmania to move out of Queensland. He made his presence felt straightaway as he scored a half-century on debut for Tasmania in a first-class game against Victoria.

However, it was in the T20 arena that Brisbane-born lad made a name for himself. He had a couple of big seasons in the Big Bash. In 2016-17 BBL season, McDermott smashed a stunning 114 off just 52 balls to help Hobart Hurricanes hunt down 223 which is still the highest successful run-chase in the history of the BBL. He followed that up with a consistent 2017-18 BBL where he scored 325 runs in the season at an average of 36.11 and a strike-rate of 138.30.

It was only after that 2017-18 season that McDermott was called up to the Australia T20I squad. He has played 12 T20Is and has batted in 10 innings but has scored just 98 runs. He continues to be a big part of the Hobart Hurricanes squad in the BBL and last played T20Is in late 2019.

T20I Career

It was in the UAE that McDermott first got a chance to represent Australia. He made his debut against the UAE and scored 10 not out, batting at No. 4. After that debut, he played all three T20Is against Pakistan but scored just 24 runs in three innings. Yet, he was persisted with in the home season. He faced South Africa and India in four T20Is but couldn’t impress much either.

But he continued doing well in domestic cricket and even scored 376 runs in the 2018-19 season of the BBL. In the 2019-20 home season, he played four out of the six T20Is but batted in just two innings and made 26 runs. McDermott hasn’t been a part of the Australian side since the home season.