Tom Banton is an English cricketer who plays for the England national cricket team and for several other national teams in different leagues. In 2020, it was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2020 Indian Premier League season for Rs. 1 crore.
Tom Banton was born on Wednesday, November 11, 1998 (toge 22 years; from 2020) in Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, England. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Tom started playing cricket when he was studying at Bromsgrove School, England. Tom enrolled in the Warwickshire County Cricket Club and played for the academy U-14, U-17 and U-19 teams. Tom Banton completed his formal education at Bromsgrove School, and went on to King’s College, Taunton to obtain his degree.
Height (approx.): 5 ′ 9 ″
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Brown
Fathers and brothers
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 in college, he played both hockey and cricket for the college’s under-17 team. Phil Lewis, a former English cricketer and his home teacher in college, was impressed by his performance and under his guidance, Tom preferred cricket over other sports. Tom was judged by Somerset Academy Principal Steve Snell to be on the academy cricket team. He was later hired by the academy to be part of their team. Tom made his Twenty20 cricket debut for Somerset during the NatWest T20 Blast 2017, and made his first class debut for the same at the 2018 County Championship in September 2018. He has played for various national teams and leagues including 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 Indian Premier League 2020. In 2017, he joined the England team for the Sub Cricket World Cup -19 ICC 2018. Tom Banton played New Zealand making his T20I debut for England in 2019. After being inducted into the England national cricket team, he made his ODI debut on February 4, 2020 against South Africa .
Facts / Trivia
- Tom Banton comes from a family with a sports background. His father, Colin Banton, is a former cricketer from England, and his younger brother, Jacques Banton, plays cricket at King’s College.
- In October 2019, Tom Banton received the ‘Young Player of the Year’ award at the 50th NatWest PCA Awards.
- In his time off the field, Tom enjoys traveling to new places with his friends and exploring the local activities in that area.
- Tom Banton had the fastest fifty seconds during a Big Bash League game in which he scored 55 runs on 16 balls. It included five 4s and eight 6s with five 6s in one.
- With his history of hockey training and playing for his U-17 college team, Tom has mastered the difficult backhand shovel shot. He showed this shot during the 2019 county cricket season.