England’s latest T20 sensation Tom Banton has been picked up by the Welsh Fire for the next year’s The Hundred tournament. Banton was the 2nd fastest scorer for Somerset in the Vitality Blast T20 tournament alongside Pakistan’s Babar Azam.
Tom has been picked in the T20I squad of England as well for the tour of New Zealand. On a lighter note, Banton’s team in ‘The Hundred’ has picked Australia’s pacer Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith as well.
Reacting to Starc’s picking, Banton said that it was a brilliant pick by Welsh Fire and he can’t wait to face Mitchell Starc in the nets. Tom Banton will also play for Qalandars in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.