Durham have roped in Australia's opening batsman Cameron Bancroft for the upcoming 2020 season.
Previously, he had captained the side in both the County Championship and the One-Day Cup before being selected to represent Australia.
He has been very beneficial to Durham as he amassed 726 runs at a phenomenal average of 45.37 in nine County Championship games. He also piled up 377 runs at an outstanding average of 94.25 in the One-Day Cup.
The 26-year-old was part of the Ashes squad for Australia and featured in the first two Tests as well. Bancroft, making a return after playing at the apex level recently, will further strengthen Durham's batting resources.
He has been very active with Durham Cricket Foundation corporate social responsibility efforts and so he adds a lot of value to the club.
The former Australian cricketer Marcus North, who was appointed as the director of Durham Cricket last year said, “We are delighted to welcome Cameron back to Emirates Riverside for our 2020 season. He has had a huge impact on the field with his leadership and undoubted quality through his performances. Cameron has also had an impact off the field as an ambassador for the club with a number of community projects.”
Durham approached Bancroft after he had completed his nine-month ban for his hand in the dishonorable ball-tampering Sandpapergate scandal that took place in South Africa in 2018.