Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft to stay at Durham for 2020 season

Australia opener Cameron Bancroft is to return to Durham for the 2020 season after creating a big impression during his first spell at Chester-le-Street.
Even the 26-year-old, who opened in the initial two Ashes Tests for his country that summer after starting the 2019 campaign at Durham, will spend the summer in the Emirates Riverside and be available to play all three formats of the
Wicketkeeper-batsman Bancroft’s arrival at Durham was contested later operating a nine-month ban in the game for his involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.
But Bancroft captained Durham in both the Specsavers County Championship along with Royal London One-Day Cup this year, scoring 726 runs in an average of 45.37 in the four-day match and adding 377 more at 94.25 in the 50-over format.
Before losing his position into Marcus 44, he had been phoned into Australia’s Ashes team however suffered a difficult time on international responsibility, scoring eight and seven in the first Test at Edgbaston and 13 and 16 in the second at Lord’s.
Durham’s manager of cricket Marcus North explained:”We’re thrilled to welcome Cameron back to Emirates Riverside for our 2020 year old.
“He has had a massive impact on the area with his direction and good-quality through his performances.
“Cameron has also had an impact from the field as an ambassador to the club with a number of community projects”

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