Cameron Bancroft is an Australian cricketer. He was born on 19 November 1992 in Attadale, Western Australia. He is a wicket keeper and right-handed batsman and generally plays as an opener.
In the initial years, he played Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 for Wester Australia cricket team. His List A debut came while playing for Western Australia against Tasmania in 2011. A week later, he made his first-class debut. In 2012, he was selected to represent Australia in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Cameron started his international career by making his Twenty20 debut against India in 2016. Next year, he made his Test debut as he replaced Matt Renshaw for the 2017-18 Ashes. With this, he became the first Australian opener to make his debut in an Ashes in 24 years. He went on to hit 82 not out in the second innings.
Ball Tampering Incident
In March 2018, Bancroft admitted to ball-tampering using sandpaper against South Africa. The television footage showed him rubbing the ball with sandpaper and then putting it down the front of his trousers after seeing that the footage had been broadcast. The ICC handed over three demerit points to Cameron. Cricket Australia investigated into the matter and held Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner guilty of ball-tampering. Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban from international and domestic cricket in Australia. He made his return to international cricket in the 2019 Ashes series.