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

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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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