With England deciding to rest few of their senior pros for the five-game T20I series against New Zealand, Tom Banton is one of impressive players who got his chance. The wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler is resting and England couldn’t have got a better like-for-like replacement as Banton possesses the same aggression and the 360-degree range.
Producing a plethora of laudable shows in the England’s domestic T20 competition, Banton registered himself among the leading run-getters of the completion. Now, the 20-year old sits ready to make his mark in the International cricket.
Recently, the explosive batsman revealed AB de Villiers and Jos Butter as his cricket heroes. The Buckinghamshire born said that the way both these cricketers play inspires him as they don’t waste many balls and try to contribute valiantly towards the team’s cause. Banton expressed his wish to do the same for England and become a regular in the national team. It would be interesting to see how he translates his domestic form into the International cricket.