Tom Banton has been playing in ‘The Hundred’ recently and the technical batter who hits the ball 360 degrees has been compared with England legend Kevin Pietersen. In his recent 7 innings he played in the hundred, Banton has reached 30+ score only twice. lets look at Kevin Pietersen About Virat Kohli Batting.
Kevin Pietersen About Virat Kohli Batting
Kevin Pietersen has analyzed the player and feels that he is trying to score too many sixes. Banton was caught deep after scoring 36 runs off 20 balls to which Pietersen said – “He needs to rework the way he goes about his batting. There is a big psychological change that needs to happen there. He has all the talent but at the moment he is wasting it. He hits way too many balls in the air. He needs to learn to hit the ball along the ground, learn to hit extra-cover hard, mid-wicket hard”.
Pietersen gives an example of successful players like Virat Kohli and David Warner on how they prioritize technique overpower.
“You have to look at the best players around the world. How often do they think, ‘let me just hit it in the air, my release shot is a six’? “Virat Kohli, David Warner – look at all the players starring at the top of the innings. They hit extra-cover on the ground for four. How often do you see Kohli hitting sixes all over at the start of his innings?” He added.
“Banton needs to learn from the others and keep the ball on the ground, know there are gaps between fielders. [Going for sixes] is not the gaps he needs to go at.” He concluded.
Tom Banton is the future of England and Kevin Pietersen wants him to learn about constructing the innings to become one of the best players around the world. Banton has signed up for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and he will be a great asset for the franchise in the upcoming seasons.