England batsman Tom Banton will miss Somerset’s Bob Willis Trophy ultimate towards Essex on 23 September due to his involvement within the Indian Premier League.
Banton, 21, was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders final yr.
He’ll be a part of the staff after England’s one-day collection with Australia.
“The prospect to play with and towards the most effective gamers on the planet is one thing that does not come alongside too usually,” he instructed the Somerset web site.
“It is a chance that I wish to seize with each arms.”
Banton performed two video games for Somerset final month, however has been a part of England’s limited-overs squads since then.
“I have been in common contact with the Somerset squad and it is sensible that we have made the ultimate of the Bob Willis Trophy. I’ll undoubtedly be protecting a detailed eye on what’s occurring,” he stated.
Director of cricket Andy Hurry believes Banton taking part in within the IPL will “speed up his growth”.
The event begins on 19 September, with the Knight Riders in motion towards Mumbai Indians 4 days later.
“It goes with out saying that we might like to see him in a Somerset shirt for the previous few matches of the season, however there is no such thing as a doubt that this expertise will likely be of profit to him each on and off the sphere,” he added.