Cameron Bancroft is an Australian opening Batsman who will pair with David Warner to open the inning in the Ashes 2017-18. He is among the fresh faces like Chadd Sayers and Jackson Bird to watch out for in this Ashes. He is a right-handed batsman equipped to handle swing bowling with his bat. Let’s have a look at some of the facts about Cameron Bancroft.
Facts about Cameron Bancroft- Australian Batsman
Cameron Timothy Bancroft was born on 19th of November 2017 in Alladale, Western Australia.
He is known with the nickname Bangers.
3Represented Western Australia
Cameron Timothy is contracted by Western Australia (WA) and has represented WA in Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 level.
4Part of Australian U-19 Cricket team
Cameron Bancroft played several matches for the Australia Under-19 cricket team with three centuries and healthy average of 50.90.
5797 minutes inning
In 2015 Playing for Western Australia in Sheffield Shield, He occupied crease for 797 minutes scoring 211 runs in a game against New South Wale attack.
6Brilliant Sheffield Shield season
Bancroft was able to impress national selectors by scoring 896 runs at the shield level season that comprised three half centuries, two centuries and one double century with an impressive average of 47.15 as a result, he was selected for Australia’s tour of Bangladesh in 2015.
7Barely missed Baggy Green in 2015
In 2015 Bancroft was selected for Australia’s tour of Bangladesh as a replacement for injured David warner. Unfortunately, that tour was cancelled for the security reasons. After that inconsistent form followed for Bancroft and he had to wait till Ashes 2017-18 to get Baggy green.
8Debut as an opener in Ashes
Bancroft was drafted into the Australian Squad for Ashes 2017-18 replacing Matt Renshaw and he became first Batsman after Micheal Slater in 1993 to make his debut as an opener in Ashes.
9Great performance in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
He played ICC Under-19 WC in 2012 where he was second highest run getter for Australia after William Bosisto, the Australian Captain. He scored total 196 runs in that tournament.
He made his T20 debut against India on 31st of January 2016, but he didn’t get an opportunity to bat.