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Tom Banton: Big Bash side Brisbane Heat re-sign England batsman

Tom Banton had a team-high strike rate of 176.98 in the BBL for Brisbane Heat this winter

Brisbane Heat have re-signed Somerset and England batsman Tom Banton for the next two years of Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League.

The right-hander, 21, hit three half-centuries while playing for Heat in the first half of the 2019-20 competition.

Banton made his one-day international debut for England on Tuesday in their seven-wicket defeat by South Africa.

“He’s a good young lad and we think his cricket will only get better from here,” said Heat coach Darren Lehmann.