Cameron Bancroft has impressed many pundits with his versatility for both Western Australia and in the Australian youth competitions. The 20 year old has played behind the stumps on a number of occasions, but has also been prepared to bide his time as a specialist batsman.
An impressive showing for the national under-19 side saw him finish with three centuries at an average of just under 51.
Bancroft debuted as an 18 year old against the Tigers in a Ryobi Cup game at the WACA. Batting at first drop, Bancroft missed out, scoring just one before edging a James Faulkner delivery to future teammate Tom Triffitt.
After scoring a duck in his next outing, Bancroft was hoping for a better result against an undermanned NSW. However, batting at number five, he once again missed out after being trapped in front by Josh Lalor.
Bancroft had a lot more success during the under-19 World Cup in 2012. Despite making 66 against South Africa, Bancroft will be remembered for his efforts against Nepal. The young gun starred for Australia, scoring 125 with the bat, before taking three catches behind the stumps. The innings signalled his ability to handle the new ball, while play freely when his side needed to lift the run rate.
After missing out on selection in the senior state side, Bancroft returned to the under-23 side for Western Australia. He started the campaign strongly with a majestic 67* against Queensland, before returning scores of 29 and 68 in his most recent outing against the Redbacks.