The full name of Ben Hilfenhaus is Benjamin William Hilfenhaus. The proper pronunciation of his name is Hilfen-House. He was born on 15th March in the year 1983. He took birth in Ulverstone which is situated in Tasmania. Ben is an Australian Cricket Player. He is in the squad of Tasmanian Tigers. This team is the domestic cricket from Australia. He has been playing cricket in Tasmania University Club for Cricket. Before becoming a professional cricketer, he has also worked as the bricklayer. But during this time, he was also continuing his domestic cricket career. He joined the professional cricket as a bowler. He is a right arm bowler who bowls medium pace bowling. The most important factor of his bowling is that he can swing the ball very well. Along with a considerable amount of speed he swings the ball very well. Generally a bowl which has got good speed and swing is really hard to play. His best bowling figure till now is 7 for fifty eight.
Ben Hilfenhaus made his debut in the ODI in the year 2007 on 14th January. This particular match was against New Zealand. He was not so consistent with his form. So, he was not a regular candidate in the playing eleven Australian squad. Experts say that this particular bowler has got great bowling ability. Moreover the biggest problem of a pace bowler is injury problem. Injury is another factor which has stopped from getting included in the Australian Playing Eleven Cricket squad. In most of the cases he suffered from injury problems. The name of Ben Hilfenhaus was included in the Test squad in the test series of Australia-South Africa on 2009. Ben made his debut in test match on 26th January 2009. His last ODI was on 5th November 2009. This particular match was played against India.
Ben has helped to win the Australian team in the particular matches in which he was included. In most cases he was selected in the team but not in the list of playing eleven. Many a times he played the role of the 12th. His main work became just to bring the water during the intervals. But he continued playing of the Tasmania. His inconsistency made him out of the national cricket team.
Ben Hilfenhaus cannot bat at all. This was another reason for not getting selected in the tea. Moreover the players who bowl nowadays are capable of hitting the ball in the last overs. Ben could not hold the bat properly. He also played the Indian Premier League which is T20 tournament held in India every year. This player remained very cool minded on the field. Thus he got the nickname of Gentle Ben. The franchise of the Chennai Super Kings bought Ben Hilfenhaus for $100000 for the IPL season of the year 2011. Some people also call this player by the name Hilfy. In the IPL season of 2011, Ben could not prove himself properly. The franchise said that they will hold this player for the next season of IPL also.