Full name Cameron Timothy Bancroft
Born November 19, 1992
Current age 24 years 127 days
Major teams Australia Under-19s, Perth Scorchers, Western Australia, Western Australia Under-23s
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Only T20I||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Victoria v Western Australia at Melbourne, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Australia v New South Wales at Perth, Mar 16-19, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Western Australia v Tasmania at Perth, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lahore Lions v Perth Scorchers at Bengaluru, Sep 30, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 14, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|104, 0||West Aust||v NSW||Perth||16 Mar 2017||FC|
|0, 16||West Aust||v Victoria||Alice Springs||8 Mar 2017||FC|
|14||West Aust||v Victoria||Perth||25 Feb 2017||FC|
|84, 21||West Aust||v Tasmania||Hobart||10 Feb 2017||FC|
|2, 56||West Aust||v South Aust||Adelaide||1 Feb 2017||FC|
|16, 27||WA U23s||v Qld U23s||Perth||23 Jan 2017||Other|
|0, 0c/0s||Scorchers||v Melb Stars||Perth||14 Jan 2017||T20|
|-||Scorchers||v Heat||Brisbane||11 Jan 2017||T20|
|16, 23||West Aust||v Queensland||Perth||5 Dec 2016||FC|
|103, 19||West Aust||v Queensland||Townsville||26 Nov 2016||FC|
A patient opening batsman with a sound technique, Cameron Bancroft enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014-15 when he finished third on the Sheffield Shield run tally with 896 runs at 47.15. The highlight of his summer was a maiden double-century: he batted for more than 13 hours in scoring 211 against New South Wales, proof of the high price he places on his wicket. A call-up for Australia A followed and he used his feet and the sweep to great effect in negating India A's spinners when he made 150 in Chennai. Bancroft was then named in Australia's Test squad for the 2015 tour of Bangladesh, which was cancelled due to safety concerns, and he instead had to settle for another productive Shield campaign with 732 runs at 45.75. A part-time wicketkeeper, Bancroft was handed a T20 international debut in January as gloveman, but it is in the longer form that his greatest potential lies. Highly rated by his Western Australia coach Justin Langer, Bancroft debuted for his state in one-day cricket at 18, but had to wait two more years to be given a chance in the Sheffield Shield side.
Gloucestershire signed him as an overseas player for the early part of the 2016 season. It was a disappointing outcome as he made only one half-century in five matches, but they gave him an opportunity to continue his education in English conditions by re-seigning him for the whole of 2017.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?