Tom Banton

England|Opening Batter
Tom Banton
INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2022
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Full Name

Tom Banton

Born

November 11, 1998, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Age

24y 16d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Opening Batter

RELATIONS

J Banton

(brother),

C Banton

(father)

Tom Banton was the breakout star of the 2019 domestic season as his flamboyant strokemaking at the top of the Somerset order catapulted him into England's T20 squad and drew attention from franchises from around the world. A tall, inventive player who has drawn regular comparisons with Kevin Pietersen and Jos Buttler, Banton's most eye-catching shots are his hockey-inspired reverse-slaps and scoops, though he is equally adept driving straight down the ground and hitting through midwicket.

Banton was part of Warwickshire's academy before moving south to finish his schooling at King's College, Taunton, and soon made an impression after switching counties. He captained England's Under-19 side in the disappointing 2018 World Cup, and showed flashes of his ability in Somerset colours the following summer.

But it was in 2019 that he made his real breakthrough. 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.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI6501345826.8014592.410117220
T20I141403277323.35221147.9602291790
FC28471119412625.95210756.661815715140
List A2422065811229.9075287.50247115161
T20989732166107*23.041520142.50212219100586
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI6------------
T20I14------------
FC281600----000
List A24------------
T2098------------
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Tom Banton and Joe Clarke have epitomised Welsh Fire's struggles
Tom Banton led the Welsh Fire chase with 44 off 32
Tom Curran shakes hands with Tom Banton before the start of play
Tom Banton led Somerset's chase with a brisk half-century
Tom Banton makes his way out to bat
Tom Banton cuts through point