Graham Thorpe urges caution after Tom Banton fireworks lead to KP comparison



Graham Thorpe wants fledgling England batsman Tom Banton to develop in his non-public away after former captain Michael Vaughan in distinction the rising Somerset star to Kevin Pietersen.

Banton demonstrated quite a few power-hitting together with some audacious scoops all via an exhilarating 71 off 42 balls contained inside the rain-marred first Twenty20 worldwide in route of Pakistan at Outdated Trafford on Friday.

Vaughan has extended been a fan of the 21-year-old Banton, saying he’s “a bit like Kevin Pietersen in definitely considered one of many greatest methods he hits the ball and fashions up”.

Nonetheless assistant England coach Thorpe urged warning following Banton’s maiden worldwide T20 fifty.

“It’s comparatively early,” talked about former England batsman Thorpe, whose 100-Confirm profession ended when he made means for Pietersen shortly earlier than Vaughan’s males defeated Australia to win the 2005 Ashes.

“Let him (Banton) be cozy contained inside the setting he is in and let him develop at his non-public tempo as appropriately.

“He’s really gifted, and likelihood is excessive extreme it is attainable you may inform he is very hungry…It is typically pleasing everytime you see anybody carry out on the huge stage as a youthful lad.”

Banton, reprieved on 5 when Iftikhar Ahmed dropped a routine slip catch, struggled earlier than discovering his form in a rain-marred match that achieved as a no finish end consequence.

“It wasn’t a flyer by any means, nonetheless definitely considered one of many greatest methods he was very scientific collectively alongside alongside collectively along with his strokeplay after that was spectacular,” talked about Thorpe.

Banton acquired a chance to open after Jason Roy was dominated out with a facet damage.

And with England fielding separate crimson and white-ball squads because of coronavirus, quite a few avid avid gamers, together with Twenty20 opener Jos Buttler, weren’t thought-about for the three-match assortment.

England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan believes the 50-over world champions should self-discipline their strongest facet as usually as attainable contained in the occasion that they are to win subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup in India.

“Clearly they’re uncommon circumstances this summer time season season season,” talked about Thorpe. “It can be crucial for the T20 facet together with the one-day facet to goal to get the strongest group out, so avid avid gamers do get used to the positions we want them to bat in.

“You furthermore need, if folks get injured, individuals who can is more likely to be present in to these positions. As soon as you may step up and put in performances like that, it’s doable it’s possible you’ll very correctly create opponents for the squad.”

It was a view echoed by Banton himself, who talked about he would attempt to make it extraordinarily environment friendly for the selectors to drop him.

The best manner by which all via which Banton hoisted leg-spinner Shadab Khan for quite a lot of enormous sixes, along with ramping paceman Haris Rauf over the boundary, furthermore bodes appropriately for a T20 World Cup set to be carried out on spin-friendly Indian pitches.

“You seen quite a lot of the experience photos – the ramp photos he carried out off Rauf – nonetheless definitely considered one of many greatest methods he was terribly clear on his plan in route of spin as appropriately,” talked about Thorpe.



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