Tag: Cameron Bancroft
Buoyed by the boisterous crowd at 'fortress Edgbaston', England’s pacemen put Australia on the back foot straight away.
Bancroft was given the lightest punishment by Cricket Australia because he was adjudged to have been led astray by his then captain and vice-captain.
Opener Bancroft earns a spot in the squad with an unbeaten match-winning knock of 93 on day three of the intra-squad clash in Southampton.
Renowned for his obsessive approach to training, Smith is back in the test squad along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
Lehmann was Australia coach last March when batsman Cameron Bancroft was caught trying to scuff the ball with sandpaper during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Bancroft said he had been in touch with Warner, and that all three banned players had supported each other.
A scathing independent review into the incident blamed Cricket Australia's 'arrogant and controlling' culture as partly contributing to players bending the rules.
Smith and Warner were handed 12-month suspensions by Cricket Australia (CA) for planning to alter the condition of the ball in a test against South Africa in March.
Smith and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft will return home for their role after an incident which has dragged Australian cricket's reputation through the mud.
Smith insists he will not quit after teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught using a yellow object to alter the condition of the ball on the third day of the third Test against South Africa at Newlands.