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Tom Banton


ABOUT
Tom Banton

Full NameTom Banton

BornNovember 11, 1998

Height6 ft 2 in

NationalityChiltern District, United Kingdom

RoleRight Handed Batsman, Wicketkeeper

Relation(s)Colin Banton (Father), Jayne Banton (Mother)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
TM vs TB 17 10 3 0 170.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
TB vs TM 10 15 2 0 66.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
KKR vs RCB 10 8 1 1 125.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
RCB vs KKR 8 12 0 0 66.67 0 0 0 0 0 0
ENG vs AUS 2 6 0 0 33.33 0 0 0 0 0 0
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 6 5 134 145 0 26.80 92.41 0 1 58 17 2 2 0
T20Is 9 9 205 143 0 22.77 143.35 0 1 71 19 9 6 0
T20s 42 41 1111 729 2 28.48 152.40 1 8 100 118 52 20 3
LISTAs 24 22 658 752 0 29.90 87.50 2 4 112 71 15 16 1
FIRSTCLASS 14 24 603 1042 0 25.12 57.86 0 5 79 82 5 7 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20s 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LISTAs 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ABOUT

If anybody didn’t know his name and watched him from afar, it would look it was Kevin Pietersen batting in his prime. Such is the uncanny resemblance between the two batsmen that Tom Banton is being referred by the cricket pundits as the next Kevin Pietersen of English Cricket.


Table of Contents


  1. Career
  2. Background


Career


Domestic career


England T20 Portrait Session



Banton made his Twenty20 cricket debut for Somerset in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast on 16 July 2017. He made his first-class debut for Somerset in the 2018 County Championship on 18 September 2018. A product of the Warwickshire system and thereafter, the England U19, Banton’s skill set was explicitly obvious to all those who saw him play and he landed a contract at Somerset for the T20 blast in the 2017-18 season.


After making technical adjustments under the mentorship of Marcus Trescothick, he scored 454 runs in Somerset's victorious One-Day Cup campaign, including scores of 112, 59 and 69 in the three knockouts games, before thrashing 549 more in the Vitality Blast. His televised 52-ball 100 against Kent was the innings of the tournament, and an England call came at the end of the season.


IPL career


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A hard-hitter of the cricket ball and known to bludgeon bowling attacks, Tom Banton will be looking to fill the void of Chris Lynn who was let go of by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2020 IPL Auction. Banton was bought by the franchise for INR 1 Crore in the auction, late last December. Playing for Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League last season, Banton had a strike rate of 176.98 and the KKR franchise will be hoping that he emulates the same feat in the 2020 season.


International career


T20I Career


Superb batting displays at top of the Somerset order catapulted Banton into England's T20 squad and drew attention from franchises from around the world. Tom made his T20I debut against New Zealand on 5 November 2019 where he scored 18 runs batting at the top.


After the resumption of cricket in England following the months-long lockdown, Banton was the part of the series against Ireland, Pakistan and Australia.


ODI Career


Tom Banton made his ODI debut on 4 August 2020 against Ireland and is a green-horn in the arena, having played only six matches and notching up a single half-century.


Background


Tom Banton was born on November 11, 1998, in Chiltern, Buckinghamshire. He was a member of the Warwickshire academy before moving to King’s College. Later, he joined King’s College where his housemaster, Phil Lewis, former English cricketer, recognized his talent and taught him under his own guidance. Lewis was also the coach of English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler. He did his initial schooling from Bromsgrove School. Subsequently, he completed his schooling from King’s College, a boarding school in Somerset, England.


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