Cameron Bancroft is a cricketer from Australia. He was born in Attadale, Western Australia, on November 19, 1992. He is a wicketkeeper and a right-handed batsman who normally bats first.
He was a member of Wester Australia’s Under-17, Under-19, and Under-23 cricket teams in his early years. In 2011, he made his List A debut for Western Australia against Tasmania. He made his first-class debut a week later. He was picked to play for Australia in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2012.
Cameron’s international career began in 2016, when he made his Twenty20 debut against India. He made his Test debut the following year, replacing Matt Renshaw for the 2017-18 Ashes. With this, he became the first Australian opener in 24 years to make his Ashes debut. In the second inning, he went on to hit 82 pitches without being struck out.
Ball Tampering Incident
Bancroft confessed to sandpaper ball tampering against South Africa in March 2018. Since watching the video on tv, he rubbed the ball with sandpaper and then stuffed it down the front of his pants. Cameron earned three demerit points from the ICC. During an inquiry, Cricket Australia found Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith, and David Warner guilty of ball fixing. Bancroft has been barred from playing international and domestic cricket in Australia for nine months. In the 2019 Ashes series, he made his comeback to international cricket.