March 28, 2018 / 10:11 AM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft

March 28 (Reuters) - Factbox on Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was banned for nine months by Cricket Australia on Wednesday in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

*Born: Nov. 19, 1992, Perth, Australia.

*Made his test debut in the Ashes series against England in November last year, scoring five and 82 not out in the opening test in Brisbane.

*He has played eight tests for Australia and has scored 402 runs at an average of nearly 31, hitting three half-centuries.

*He has played in one Twenty20 International, against India at Sydney in 2016.

*The Western Australia batsman was third on the Sheffield Shield scoring charts in the 2014-15 season, accumulating 896 runs at an average of just over 47.

*He was called up to the Australian test squad for the 2015 tour of Bangladesh which was scrapped due to safety worries.

*He racked up 732 runs in the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield campaign at an average of 45.75.

*He played for Gloucestershire as an overseas player in the early part of the 2016 county championship season but managed only one half-century in five matches. (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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