Ben McDermott joins Hampshire for T20 Blast

Hampshire have declared the signing of Ben McDermott, the Australia batter, for their Vitality Blast marketing campaign.

McDermott, 27, has liked a stellar modern operate of sort, finishing as the top run-scorer in the 2021-22 Big Bash right before notching his maiden intercontinental fifty percent-century for Australia, in the T20Is collection from Sri Lanka, final 7 days.

“Ben is an fascinating talent and we are seriously happy that he’s joining us for the Vitality Blast,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket, stated. “He experienced an exceptional BBL and his energy and capability to crystal clear the ropes make him an superb fit for us. We are on the lookout ahead to viewing him in a Hawks shirt this summer season.”

McDermott, the son of former Australia rapidly bowler Craig, has performed two ODIs and 20 T20Is considering the fact that 1st staying capped in 2018. In this season’s BBL, he scored 577 operates with a strike amount of 153.86 for Hobart Hurricanes, which integrated back again-to-back again hundreds.

He was owing to perform for Derbyshire in the 2020 Blast but had his deal deferred by the Covid-19 pandemic. He then featured in just two initial-class matches for the county last summer time prior to getting referred to as up for Australia’s excursions of the West Indies and Bangladesh.

McDermott reported: “I am genuinely thrilled to be part of the Hawks for this summer’s Vitality Blast. I am searching forward to joining James Vince and the staff at the Ageas Bowl and am hoping I can lead to a thriving T20 campaign.”