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Tom Banton
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Tom Banton

England|Opening batter
Tom Banton

INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2020

Full Name

Tom Banton

Born

November 11, 1998, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Age

22y 181d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Opening batter

relations

(brother),

(father)

TEAMS

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
T20I9902057122.77143143.350119960
FC183207197922.46124957.56051015110
List A2422065811229.9075287.50247115161
T2044432112010027.31740151.351811952203
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI6------------
T20I9------------
FC18------------
List A24------------
T2044------------
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Smrst 2nd XI vs Glouc 2nd XI4403-May-2021TauntonOTHER
Somerset vs Middlesex3 & 029-Apr-2021TauntonFC
Somerset vs Leics15 & 822-Apr-2021LeicesterFC
Somerset vs Gloucs29 & 1815-Apr-2021TauntonFC
Somerset vs Middlesex6 & 3708-Apr-2021Lord'sFC

Photos


Tom Banton watches on as he is about to be caught by Joe Clarke
Tom Banton swings through midwicket
Tom Banton and Shubman Gill have a chat
Tom Banton inspects the damage behind his bat
Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins and Tom Banton reach the Kolkata Knight Riders team hotel
Where's the ball: Tom Banton launches an investigation in the stands