|Profession||Cricketer (Batsman/ Wicket-keeper)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
ODI– Against South Africa at Cape Town on February 4, 2020
T20– Against New Zealand at Nelson on November 5, 2019
|Jersey Number||#98 (England)
#98 (Kolkata Knight Riders)
|Domestic/State Team||• England
• Brisbane Heat
• Dubai Qalandars
• England Under-19s
• Kolkata Knight Riders
• Peshawar Zalmi
• Somerset 2nd XI
• Warwickshire 2nd XI
• Warwickshire Under-14s
• Warwickshire Under-15s
• Warwickshire Under-17s
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• PCA Young Player of the Year at 50th NatWest PCA Awards in 2019|
|Date of Birth||11 November 1998 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||22 Years|
|Birthplace||Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, England|
|College/University||King’s College, Taunton|
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian Instagram|
|Relationships & More|
Father– Colin Banton
Mother– Jayne Banton
Brother– Jacques Banton
Some Lesser Known Facts About Tom Banton
- Tom Banton is an English cricketer who plays for the England international team. He started off his journey in cricket at an early age and then started playing for the domestic teams of England. In 2020, Tom was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 1 crore as the opening batsmen and wicket-keeper for the team for the 2020 Indian Premier League.
- Tom Banton’s father, Colin Banton was born in Cape Province, South Africa. He was a former English cricketer and now he runs his own business.
- Tom started his journey in cricket when he was enrolled in Warwickshire County Cricket Club and played for the academy’s team for U-14, U-17, and U-18 age groups. He completed his formal education at King’s College, Taunton where he was playing cricket and hockey for the college team. He decided to focus on cricket under the guidance of Phil Lewis, an English cricketer.
- While playing for the King’s College, Tom played a match against Somerset Academy during a Southwest Youth League match, and the academy director, Steve Snell was signed by the Somerset Academy. Banton made his debut for Somerset during the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast on 16 July 2017.
- In 2017, Tom Banton was added to England’s squad for the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Since then, he has been a part of England’s Twenty 20 International team and he made his ODI debut on 4 February 2020 against South Africa.
- Banton was signed by Brisbane Heat for the Australian Big Bash League for the 2019-2020 season. In 2019, Tom was drafted for the 2020 Pakistan Super League franchise team, Peshawar Zalmi. He made his debut match for Kolkata Knight Riders on 12 October 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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