Ben McDermott is the son of former Australian fast bowler Craig. He made his initial introduction to cricket with Queensland and the Brisbane Heat before making the decision to accept a rookie contract in Tasmania ahead of the 2015/16 summer.
McDermott rose into the spotlight in BBL6 when he successfully led Hobart Hurricanes to a record run chase of 222. Against the Melbourne Renegades, the Hurricanes scored 114 off 52 balls which was then the second highest score in the competitions history.
Due to McDermott’s strong white ball form with Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes he was rewarded with selection in the Australian T20 squad, making his debut in 2018.