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Ben McDermott signs white-ball deal with Derbyshire for 2020 season
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Ben McDermott signs white-ball deal with Derbyshire for 2020 season

Derbyshire have signed Ben McDermott for their white ball matches for the 2020 season, it was announced by the club.

The 24-year-old wicket-keeper batsman will be available for all games of the T20 Blast as well as the 50-over matches next year.

McDermott, who played eleven T20I games for Australia, has been a decent performer in the recent Big Bash league where he was the eighth highest run-getter in the tournament.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for me and I can’t wait to test myself in new conditions with Derbyshire,” said McDermott as quoted by Derbyshire CCC.

“The team did really well last season and I’m looking forward to helping them build. I love the short format stuff, but I’ve found good form in the 50-over competitions back home and I want to bring that to Derbyshire next summer.”

Derbyshire head coach Dave Houghton, while speaking on McDermott’s signing, said: “Ben comes to us with a good reputation and he is exactly what we are looking for in T20, a dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman who can bat throughout the order.

“In the 50-over competition his batting will be of great benefit and he gives us another option with the gloves. Ben’s capable of taking the attack to the opposition as we look to build on white ball performances in 2019.”