BBL 2023: Big hitters Tim David and Ben McDermott have signed deals with the Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming Big Bash League season. The development is good news for the Hurricanes who were looking ahead to bolster their team.
The addition of David and McDermott will greatly improve the Hurricanes’ lineup because the explosive combo has made a name for themselves in the T20 format.
Tim David immediately became a T20 phenomenon with his blistering batting ability, winning him a place in Australia’s T20I team for the previous year.
David chose to extend his contract with the Hurricanes for an additional two seasons despite his involvement with several foreign teams, notably the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and Major League Cricket in the USA.
Expressing his excitement with the new contract, David stated, “I am very happy to be extending with the Hurricanes for the next couple of seasons. While I am playing a lot of my cricket overseas, I feel at home among my teammates and support staff in the Hurricanes organization, and I am hopeful that I can contribute more to this team in the upcoming season.”
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Ben McDermott, 28, who recently moved to Queensland with his family to play for the Bulls, has made the long-term decision to stay with the Hurricanes. He recognized the difficulty of leaving Tasmania after eight successful years with them, but he took comfort in having the opportunity to continue his adventure with the Hurricanes.
As the Hobart Hurricanes prepare to compete in the upcoming BBL season and beyond, the team’s lineup is taking shape with their major power hitters now signed for the coming years.
The team has an impressive roster that includes players like Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Peter Hatzoglou, Caleb Jewell, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Billy Stanlake, and the veteran Matthew Wade alongside David and McDermott.
Administration, players, and fans of the Hurricanes are all looking forward to the start of the BBL as they think the team has a great chance to make history this season.
The Hurricanes have a plan to compete and make a lasting impression on the tournament with a few small tweaks. This season the spotlight will be on Tim David, Ben McDermott, and the rest of the team as the countdown to BBL 13 begins as they prepare themselves to unleash their power-hitting abilities and take the Hobart Hurricanes to greater heights in the T20 cricket.