Tom Banton has been added to England’s squad for the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka.


After being added to England’s team for the last match of the Sri Lanka series, Tom Banton might be in line to make his first ODI game in almost a year. His inclusion came just hours before England’s second One-Day International against Sri Lanka in London.

On social media, England Cricket revealed the 22-year-inclusion, old’s announcing that he has been added to the squad for the third One-Day International.

In the ongoing Vitality T20 Blast, Tom Banton has been in outstanding form for Somerset. He has a strike rate of 195.04 in the competition and has scored 236 runs in seven games.

Banton recently made headlines with his sensational 47-ball century against Kent, which contained seven sixes. As Somerset cruised to a 10-wicket victory over Kent, he struck an unbeaten 107 off 51 balls.

In the white-ball series against Sri Lanka, England has used a variety of opening combinations, including Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Jonny Bairstow.

If he gets a chance in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka, Tom Banton is expected to take up an opening slot as well. The match will take place on July 4 in Bristol.

A win for England today could increase Tom Banton’s chances of playing in the last ODI, as the hosts will have closed up the series with one game remaining.

Take a look at Tom Banton’s England performance.

It will be Tom Banton’s first white-ball debut for England since September 2020 if he joins the final ODI squad. The kid has appeared in six One-Day Internationals for England, averaging 26.80 with a strike rate of 92.41. He has also represented England in nine Twenty20 Internationals, hitting 205 runs at a strike rate of 143.35.

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