Bio-bubble takes its toll: Tom Banton pulls out of BBL 2020-21

Bio-bubble takes its toll: Tom Banton pulls out of BBL 2020-21


Bio-bubble takes its toll: Tom Banton pulls out of BBL 2020-21Tom Banton in action for Brisbane Heat in BBL 2019-20. (File)

Tom Banton, the right-handed England batsman, withdrew himself from taking part within the 2020-21 version of the Big Bash League on Saturday, saying dwelling in bio-secure bubbles has taken a toll on him.

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The 22-year-old, who has performed for England in six ODIs and 9 T20Is, was set to play for Brisbane Heat within the match, which is about to start out from December 10.

Banton was a part of England’s limited-overs sequence towards Australia, Pakistan, and Eire the place he needed to keep in on-site accommodations. He then spent two months on the IPL 2020 and is presently in South Africa.

After having a dialogue with Chris Lynn and Brisbane Heat head coach Darren Lehmann, Banton opted out of the match.

“It has been tougher than I believed spending a lot of time within the hubs and bubbles and I got here to the belief that it wasn’t doing me a lot of good

I do know the Heat taken care of me very well in the course of the BBL final yr and I used to be assured that they might perceive after I spoke to Boof [Darren Lehmann] and Lynny [Chris Lynn] about going residence to regroup.”

Banton scored 223 runs at a mean and strike-rate of 31.85 and 176.98 respectively within the earlier version of the BBL. He was set to quarantine in a resort in Australia for 2 weeks after arriving from South Africa this time around.

“After talking with him at the size, the most suitable choice for him is to go residence to his household and family members and provides himself each probability to get better,” Lehmann mentioned.

“We’ve all the time been sturdy as a membership that your loved one’s come first, and so we again his resolution 100%.”

Brisbane Heat is set to start out their marketing campaign on December 11 towards runners-up Melbourne Stars on the Manuka Oval in Canberra.


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