Cameron Bancroft has insisted on Thursday (January 10) that there isn’t any bitterness between him and David Warner, saying the swashbuckling opener is a quality cricketer and he is keen to resume the opening partnership with him for Australia again.
While Bancroft completed his ball-tampering ban in December 2018 and returned to the game, playing for the Perth Scorchers in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19, Warner along with Steve Smith will return to the game at the end of March this year, serving 12-month bans for their role in the Cape Town disgrace.
Recently, Cameron made some harsh comment against Warner concerning the ball-tampering scandal and for which he was criticized by many.
Bancroft told reporters, “Absolutely, I want to play again with Dave. We're good people, very honest and passionate people. Dave, like Steve, all of us, we've all gone through our challenges, haven't we?”
He continued, “And I look forward to a day like that where I can go out and play cricket with Dave again. He's a quality cricketer and someone who's achieved so much in that cricket team. As a player like myself, you strive to be around players like that. For my own learning as a cricketer, I'd love for that to happen.”
Meanwhile, he aiming to make it the Australian squad for the Ashes tour of England in August this year as the national side struggling to find a great opening pair in the absence of the duo.
Bancroft signed off by saying, “I just love playing cricket, regardless of the Ashes, it was something I was really keen to do. I've missed a chunk of domestic cricket and come the end of the cricket season I'll just be keen to get over there and continue to improve and enjoy this great game.”
(With Agence France-Presse Inputs)