Talented English batsman Tom Banton, who impressed with his performances for Somerset in the 2019 T20 Blast, is looking forward to learn from star West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell during his Kolkata Knight Riders stint in the upcoming IPL. Banton replaced Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action. Expected to open the innings alongside big-hitter Jos Buttler, the youngster can set the stage on fire with his technique and textbook shots. Banton was added to the KKR squad in the 2020 IPL player auction as the Kolkata-based franchise added him in place of Australia’s Chris Lynn. The pacer last played an IPL season in 2017, when he finished with 15 scalps at a strike rate of just 11 and average of 15.2. The youngster has been part of Brisbane Heat team in the Big Bash League. Which Players in CSK’s Squad Can Replace Raina & Harbhajan? In Pakistan Super League, he has represented Peshawar Zalmi. With more drifts on the ball, the 30-year old emerged as a smart operator for KKR over the years, and Chennai would hope he can replicate the same for them this year as well. # KKR bought Banton for INR 1 crore, his base price, at the players auction.
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox. We look at one under-rated player from each team who can steal the show and play a crucial role in the upcoming season of the league. The SRH team is yet another top-heavy unit, which has failed to find consistent match-winners who can finish off games for the side after players like David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson set a solid foundation. However, it is his off-spin bowling that gives him the edge. "Once you play Tom Banton, you have to make sure he opens because that's where he's best at. The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join. Over the years, RCB have struggled massively in their bowling department, with hardly any effective partner alongside Yuzvendra Chahal in the middle overs. While KKR have picked an … Banton is an aggressive top-order batsman and is known for clearing ropes at will. IPL 2020 LIVE Score: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton out to bat Shubman Gill and Tom Banton out to bat for Kolkata Knight Riders. . The highest run-scorer of the ICC Under-19 World Cup that was held in South Africa earlier this year with 400 runs, Yashasvi Jaiswal is one of the most talked-about players ahead of IPL 2020. Curran has been decent so far, however, he has been far from extraordinary that can win games for Rajasthan. In Pakistan Super League, he has represented Peshawar Zalmi. Though the franchise has an impressive top-order, consisting of players like KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, their Achilles Heel has been the middle order, and the team would hope that Pooran can raise his game and finish off matches more often than not. With a high score of 121* in T20s and 19 fifties to his name in domestic T20 matches and a strike rate of 140.60, Ali is a proven match-winner with the bat in hand. The 24-year old might have struggled in T20 Internationals, but has a superior record in T20 domestic games, with one century and 13 fifties at a strike rate of nearing 142. The young Englishman, at just 21 years of age, is being touted as the next big star and could do serious damage with the bat in the upcoming Indian domestic league. Copyright © 2020 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved. The team that takes the “spin it to win it” mantra a tad too seriously, however, have another quality player in their ranks, who could be as effective as Bhajji would have been on the slow tracks in the UAE. He is the third highest wicket-taker in the league and needs just seven more scalps to lead the charts, and his economy rate is applause-worthy as well, despite bowling in the powerplay overs.