Ben McDermott for Hurricanes- Photo- Twitter
Ben McDermott for Hurricanes- Photo- Twitter

Australia wicketkeeper-batter Ben McDermott talked about the possibility of him getting picked in the IPL 2022 auction.

McDermott is currently the leading run-scorer of the ongoing Big Bash League 2021-22 season. The Hobart Hurricanes player accumulated 577 runs from just 13 innings at an average of 48.08 and an impressive strike rate of 153.87.

If I Don't Get Picked Up This Year, I Am Not Sure When I Will: Ben McDermott On IPL 2022 Auction
Ben Mcdermott is one of the players selected for the two tours. (Credits: Twitter)

McDermott has been playing BBL for the last nine seasons and the Tasmania batter has amassed 2139 runs from 74 matches at the strike rate of 138.9.

Ben McDermott on IPL 2022 auction

McDermott is amongst those 1214 players who have registered their names for the IPL 2022 mega auction. The Australian player feels that this should be his best opportunity to push his case to play in the cash-rich league.

If I don’t get picked up this year, I’m not sure when I will. There’s not too much I can do now, it’s all up to those people in charge,” McDermott was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

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“I’ve had a lot of experience through maybe [being selected] prematurely; I don’t think I wasn’t ready to play for Australia but I do feel ready now. I feel like I’m on top of my game whereas in previous years I have sort of been in and out through player bans, Covid, all that sort of stuff, that’s how I’ve got my opportunities.

“I feel like I’m more ready than ever to play for Australia and I’ve developed a lot of learnings through those experiences. They haven’t been good ones, I won’t shy away from that, but definitely learnt and come back better,” he added.

Ben McDermott, Josh Hazlewood were picked for the Sri Lanka T20I series

McDermott has been included in Australia’s squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting on February 11.

Josh Hazlewood, who missed most of the Ashes series due to a side injury, has also been named in the Australia squad for the Sri Lanka T20I series.

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