Somerset batsman Banton, 21, is without doubt one of the most highly-rated younger gamers on the earth and made his worldwide debut on the finish of final yr within the T20I sequence in New Zealand.
Banton thrived throughout his current spell in Australia’s Big Bash League – scoring three fifties in seven innings, together with a shocking 19-ball 56 – and was snapped up for greater than £100,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders on the IPL public sale in December.
Playing in cricket’s most profitable and profitable T20 event would see Banton miss as much as seven County Championship matches and Vaughan believes he can be higher served urgent his England Test claims for Somerset.
‘If I were in charge I would be on the phone this week to Tom Banton telling him to give up his IPL deal and play the first few weeks of the county season for Somerset because there is a slot available at No 6 in the Test side,’ former England captain Vaughan wrote in a column for Telegraph Sport.
‘Ollie Pope will not be going to remain there eternally. He goes to maneuver up. Root and Stokes are rock strong at 4 and 5.
‘Joe Denly has done OK but is OK good enough when you have a Pope at six who will clearly be England’s No three by the point they go to Australia once more?
‘I have seen enough of Banton to know he is a superstar in the making. I’m undecided a stint within the IPL proper now, when he may not get plenty of sport time, is what he wants at this stage of his profession.
‘The IPL can wait. He has loads of time to go to India. He must play four-day cricket and rating some early lots of.
‘If he does that I could see him batting at No 6 in the Test side this summer. It is possible.’
Banton is but to attain a first-class century however has produced numerous eye-catching performances in white-ball cricket, together with a century towards Kent in final summer time’s T20 Blast.
Vaughan added: ‘I actually assume he could be a Test participant at No 6. In that place you may have a participant who’s slightly bit totally different. He has every part.
‘He is a bit like Kevin Pietersen in the way in which he hits the ball and units up. He has presence on the crease.
‘If he switches his thoughts on and actually commits to it I see a child who has plenty of expertise and will fly into the Test crew.
‘Then England would have a prime order of Rory Burns, Sibley or Crawley, Pope, Root, Stokes, Banton and a keeper at seven, most likely Ben Foakes.
‘All of a sudden that looks a pretty decent line up.’