Ben McDermott swept the cricketing world away last season and the Hurricane star is eager to do it all over again for the purple army in BBL|07.
The right-hander emerged as a household name by the end of BBL|06, becoming an integral member of the Hurricanes’ top order by season’s end.
McDermott, who turns 23 tomorrow, was the architect behind the highest successful run chase in Big Bash history last season when the Hurricanes chased down the Melbourne Renegades’ 222 on the final ball of the innings.
Under the roof at Docklands, McDermott exploded, hitting a herculean 114 runs off just 52 balls to boldly stamp his name into the history books, and to the forefront of the Australian cricketing landscape - finishing just five runs short of the highest BBL score of all time.
That swashbuckling innings, which included eight boundaries and nine sixes, helped McDermott finish the campaign with 155 runs at an average of 51.66, and a reputation as one of the most exciting young batsmen in the country.
WATCH: McDermott explodes against the Renegades during BBL|06
Now with a first-class century under his belt for Tasmania, the son of former Australian great Craig McDermott is itching to don the purple once more and hit the ground running in BBL|07.
“It is a really good time of the year in Tasmania and I could not be more excited to consistently contribute to team success,” McDermott said.
With the Hurricanes’ opening match of the campaign being against the Renegades, a club he was once part of, and the recipients of his batting master class last season, McDermott is eager to put his best foot forward and start the season on a positive note.
“They were the last team I had really good success against last year so hopefully I can do it again this year in front of a packed home crowd before our other matches in Tasmania and the mainland,” he said.