All you need to know about Cameron Bancroft

2018-03-24 21:18
Cameron Bancroft (Getty)

Cape Town - This is everything you need to know about Cameron Bancroft, the Australia batsman who admitted to ball-tampering during the ongoing third Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.

Full Name: Cameron Timothy Bancroft

Birthdate: November 19, 1992

Major teams: Western Australia, Australia

Test record (includes current match)

Matches: 8

Runs: 376

Highest score: 82 not out

Fifties: 2

Twenty20 international record

Matches: 1

Runs: 0

October 30, 2013: Makes first-class debut for Western Australia

November 23, 2017: Makes Test debut for Australia against England at Brisbane, compiling his highest score yet in the format with an unbeaten 82 in the second innings.

November 27, 2017: Appears alongside Australia captain Steven Smith at a press conference following a 10-wicket win in the first Test at Brisbane's Gabba ground where he reduces reporters to laughter by recalling a bizarre incident where he was "head-butted" by England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow after play during a warm-up match in Perth.

"I don't know Jonny Bairstow but he says hello to people very differently from most others," said Bancroft, before adding that the England man had not done him any harm. "He didn't knock me over. I've actually got the heaviest head in the West Australian squad, it's been measured. There's an actual measurement for it.

"I just took the blow quite well and moved on from it. It was a good hit, play on."

March 24, 2018: Again finds himself alongside Smith at a post-match press conference but this one is no laughing matter after he admits to ball-tampering while fielding during the third Test against South Africa.

Television footage appeared to show Bancroft, 25, take on object out of his pocket during the post-lunch session on the third day at Newlands and rub it on the ball. 

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