Tom Banton overview

Tom Banton is an English cricketer. He was born on 11th November 1998 in Buckinghamshire. The 22-year old is an opening batsman and wicket-keeper. Banton is the son of South African-born English cricketer Colin Banton. He was a member at Warwickshire County Cricket Club. While studying at King’s College Banton had impressed his housemaster Phil Lewis and under his guidance, Banton set to focus on cricket over multi-sports. But during that time, Banton was highly potential in hockey as he had already represented England under-17 as a center forward.

Banton has often been compared to Jos Buttler and Kevin Pietersen for his innovative and flamboyant batting style. Banton has already earned applause for his reverse-slap and scoop shots which he had derived from his hockey playing experience.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 6 5 0 134 58 26.8 145 92.41 0 0 1 17 2
T20 9 9 0 205 71 22.78 143 143.36 0 0 1 19 9
IPL 2 2 0 18 10 9.0 20 90.0 0 0 0 1 1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 6 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 9 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Banton’s cricket journey began at Somerset Academy. While playing for King's College against Somerset Academy in a Youth League match Banton impressed and then again after his another impressive performance against Middlesex, Banton was signed by Somerset Cricket Academy. He also captained under-19 England in the 2018 under-19 World Cup where his country had a disappointing show. But Banton continued exhibiting his potential in the following summer donning Somerset shirts. He flourished in the same year in 2019, making a real breakthrough following some valuable advice from former England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick. Banton scored 454 runs in Somerset's victorious One-Day Cup campaign including the scores of 112, 59, and 69 in the three knock-out matches. He scored 549 more in the next year's County championship and his 52-ball century against Kent in the List ‘A’ match was hailed innings of the competition by English media. Tom Banton has played in 14 first-class matches so far and scored 603 runs including his highest score of 79. He has participated in 24 List ‘A’ matches also and scored 612 runs at a strike rate of 87.50 including his highest score of 112.

ODI Career

Tom Banton made his debut in the One-Day International against South Africa in 2020. But Banton failed to impress as he got out for 18 runs off 23 deliveries. He has played in 6 ODIs only and scored 134 runs including his highest score of 58.

Test career

NA

IPL career

Tom Banton made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2020 donning Kolkata Knight Riders shirts after being purchased for Rs 1 crores. He participated in only 2 matches and scored 18 runs. However, he had been released by KKR ahead of the IPL mini-auction for the 2021 IPL.

T20 Career

Tom Banton made his debut in Twenty20 International against New Zealand in 2019. Banton managed to score only 18 runs off 10 deliveries. He has played in 9 T20Is and scored 205 runs including his highest score of 71 at a strike rate of 143.35.

ICC Trophies

Banton once a junior hockey star, now an established cricketer.

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