England and Australia players have landed in the UAE to ply his trade in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kolkata Knight Riders’ new recruit Tom Banton is upbeat and eager to go out on the field. He took to social media to share his reaction soon after landing in the UAE.
Meanwhile, Banton grabbed a lot of eyeballs with his stellar performances in the last Big Bash League. Kolkata went all out to avail his services and luckily got him for Rs 1 crore. A lot of expectations will be on him as he comes to IPL 2020 with a significant amount of cricket under his belt.
Tom Banton reacts after landing in the UAE
The cricketer seemed elated upon landing in the UAE and is eager to unite with the Kolkata Knight Riders teammates. Tom Banton took to Instagram to share his reaction along with a picture of him, Pat Cummins, and Eoin Morgan in PPE kits.
“IPL time. Can’t wait to get going!💜@kkriders,” Tom Banton wrote on Instagram along with a picture.
Meanwhile, Tom Banton was a part of the England squad, which played that three-match T20 series against Australia. Although he had a difficult time adjusting in the middle-order against the Aussies, Banton was in his flow against Pakistan.
The top-order batsman played some unconventional shots to surprise the bowlers and can be a package for the Kolkata Knight Riders. However, with a cap of four overseas players, Banton might find it difficult to break into the team. Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, and Pat Cummins are likely to be the four foreigners to start from Kolkata.
Currently, the cricketers will undergo six days of quarantine as per the prevailing rules in Abu Dhabi. They will have to give COVID-19 negative tests before joining the squad. But KKR CEO Venky Mysore confirmed that the players will be available from the first game.
Kolkata play their IPL 2020 opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 23.