Tom Banton is an English cricketer who plays for the national cricket team of England and for several other domestic teams in different leagues. In 2020, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2020 Indian Premier League season for Rs. 1 crore.
Tom Banton was born on Wednesday, 11 November 1998 (age 22 years; as of 2020) in Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, England. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Tom started playing cricket when he was studying at Bromsgrove School, England. Tom was enrolled in Warwickshire County Cricket Club and played for U-14, U-17, and U-19 teams of the academy. Tom Banton completed his formal education at Bromsgrove School, and went on to King’s College, Taunton to pursue his degree.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eyes Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Tom Banton’s father is Colin Banton, a former English cricketer, and his mother’s name is Jayne Banton. He has a younger brother, Jacques Banton.
While Tom was studying in college, he played both hockey and cricket for the U-17 team of the college. Phil Lewis, a former English cricketer and his housemaster in college, was impressed by his performance, and under his guidance, Tom preferred cricket over other sports. Tom was tried by the director of the Somerset Academy, Steve Snell to be a part of the academy cricket team. He was later signed by the academy to be a part of their team. Tom made his debut in Twenty20 cricket for Somerset during the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast, and he made his first-class debut for the same in the 2018 County Championship in September 2018. He has played for several domestic teams and leagues like the Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash League and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League in December 2019 He has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2020 Indian Premier League. In 2017, he joined England’s squad for the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Tom Banton played against New Zealand making his T20I debut for England in 2019. After getting inducted into England’s national cricket team, he made his ODI debut on 4 February 2020 against South Africa.
- Tom Banton comes from a family with a sports background. His father, Colin Banton, is a former England cricketer, and his younger brother, Jacques Banton is playing cricket for King’s College.
- In October 2019, Tom Banton was given the ‘Young Player of the Year’ award at the 50th NatWest PCA Awards.
- In his time off the field, Tom likes to travel to new places with his friends and explore the local activities of that area.
- Tom Banton made the second-fastest fifty during a Big Bash League match in which he scored 55 runs in 16 balls. It included five 4’s and eight 6’s with five 6’s in one over.
- With his history of hockey training and playing for his college U-17 team, Tom has mastered the difficult reverse scoop shot. He displayed this shot during the 2019 County Cricket Season.
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