Cameron Bancroft: Australia batsman signs for Gloucestershire

Cameron Bancroft
Cameron Bancroft has an average of 36.71 playing for Western Australia in first-class cricket

Gloucestershire have signed Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Cameron Bancroft as cover for captain Michael Klinger.

The 23-year-old, who bats in the top-order, will be the club's overseas player until Klinger returns to the club at the end of May.

He won his first Australia cap in a Twenty20 loss to India in January.

"His hunger to come over and have a crack at county cricket really impressed me," head coach Richard Dawson told the club website.

"He wants to come and learn and improve his game and that was massive for me."

Gloucestershire start their County Championship Division Two season at Essex on 10 April, with Bancroft's stay lasting until their fifth game of the campaign, at home to Glamorgan from 15 May.

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