The date of the mega auction for IPL 2022 is approaching. The auction is likely to take place in the second week of February. This time many players are in the auction pool. Due to the mega auction, teams will be able to buy many players. It is expected that along with Indian players, foreign players will also be there. Team planner's eye will be on Big Bash
All the teams do a lot of homework before choosing the player in the IPL auction. The team prepares a list of players who are in form in other leagues. Before making a list of players, the team planner also has the current form of the players in mind. The team planner will have an eye on many leagues including Big Bash and Super Smash.
With McDermott running in excellent form,
a player of Big Bash can create a ruckus in the IPL auction. This is Australian batsman Ben McDermott.Ben is currently in tremendous form in the Big Bash. He scored two consecutive centuries in this league this year and made a special record in his name.He is the first batsman to score two consecutive centuries in Big Bash.McDermott played an unbeaten 110 off 60 balls against the first strikers.This included 12 fours and five sixes.
McDermott has scored two centuries
He then played an innings of 127 runs in 65 balls against the Renegades. It included six sixes and as many fours.McDermott had a strike rate of 183.33 against the Strikers and 195.38 against the Renegades.McDermott is the highest run-scorer in this season of Big Bash so far. He has scored 364 runs in seven innings of seven matches at an average of 60.66 and strike rate of 163.96.
McDermott is at the top of the run-scorers, including
two centuries and a half-century.McDermott has hit 29 fours and 21 sixes this season. It is followed by Colin Munro (335 runs) at number two and Josh Phillips (295 runs) at number three. It is clear from these two innings that the demand for Ben McDermott is sure to increase as soon as he comes into the auction.McDermott is a batsman as well as a wicketkeeper.McDermott
was a hit in the last season as well
, not only this season, but last season was also a super hit. He was at number 11 among the highest run-scorers in the last season of Big Bash. He scored 402 runs in 12 matches at an average of 36.54 and a strike rate of 139.58.During this, his highest score was 96 runs. He had scored three half-centuries this season. This included 28 fours and 21 sixes.
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These franchises will have an eye
Many franchises including Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings need an aggressive wicket-keeper batsman. In such a situation, McDermott can prove to be the right option for them.McDermott has played 66 matches in Big Bash so far. In this, he has scored 1915 runs at a strike rate of 139.
McDermott's record in Big Bash
During this period, he has eight half-centuries and three centuries to his name. Ben McDermott doesn't have much experience in international matches. He has played only two ODIs and 17 T20 Internationals. Ben McDermott's ODI career began last year against the West Indies. He is 27 years old now and with the kind of form he is in, he can prove to be a match-winner for Australia going forward.