Cameron Bancroft

Country: Australia
Born: November 19, 1992
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Cameron Bancroft Bio

Cameron Timothy Bancroft is an Australian cricketer who gained both fame and infamy due to his involvement in the sandpaper scandal during a Test match in Cape Town. Despite this controversy, Bancroft possesses the skills and potential to become a successful player in the international arena.

Bancroft, a patient opening batsman with a solid technique, made his debut for Australia as a batsman/keeper in a T20I against India in Sydney in early 2016. However, it was in the Sheffield Shield during the 2014-15 season that Bancroft rose to prominence. He finished third on the run tally with an impressive 896 runs at an average of 47.15. The highlight of his season was his maiden double-century against New South Wales, where he batted for over 13 hours to score 211 runs. This innings demonstrated Bancroft’s determination and his willingness to fight for his wicket.

His excellent performances led to a call-up to the Australia A squad, where he showcased his ability to navigate spin bowling with an impressive 150 against India A in Chennai. Bancroft’s consistent performances earned him a spot in Australia’s Test squad for the 2015 tour of Bangladesh, although the tour was eventually cancelled due to safety concerns. Undeterred, he continued to shine in the Sheffield Shield, scoring 732 runs at an average of 45.75.

In 2016, Bancroft signed with Gloucestershire as an overseas player for the early part of the season. Despite a disappointing performance, he was re-signed by the team for the entire 2017 season, gaining valuable experience in English conditions. It was during this period that Bancroft scored an unbeaten 206 against Kent, solidifying his season and proving his ability to perform under pressure.

Bancroft’s Test debut came in the 2017-18 Ashes series, where he played a vital role with an unbeaten 82 in his first innings. However, his returns gradually declined throughout the series, overshadowed by an off-field incident involving Jonny Bairstow. Despite this setback, Bancroft was retained for the South Africa tour and showcased his resilience and skill against a formidable attack.

However, his promising career was abruptly halted when he was caught tampering with the ball during the Cape Town Test in 2018. This scandal resulted in a nine-month ban, bringing a sudden halt to Bancroft’s Test career. His future in cricket remains uncertain, with the question of whether he will be given another chance in 2019 and beyond.

Despite the controversy surrounding him, Bancroft’s statistics and contributions to the cricket field should not be overlooked. Highly regarded by his coach, Justin Langer, Bancroft possesses great potential in the longer format of the game. With time and reflection, he may be able to redeem himself and once again showcase his talent on the international stage.

Cameron Bancroft Career Stats

Cameron Bancroft Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 18 1 446 82* 26.23 1042 42.8 0 3 62 1 16 0
T20Is 1 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 146 263 21 9449 228* 39.04 22026 42.89 25 34 1053 31 211 1
List A 86 81 14 2809 176 41.92 3339 84.12 4 19 227 43 67 2
T20s 99 92 19 2279 95* 31.21 1851 123.12 0 16 173 51 42 6

Cameron Bancroft Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 146 3 66 77 2 1/10 1/10 38.5 7 33 0 0 0
List A 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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