Cameron Bancroft insists it’s too early to begin dreaming a couple of Check recall simply but regardless of his gorgeous return to red-ball cricket.
Bancroft scored an unbeaten 138 off 358 balls in Western Australia’s first innings towards NSW, earlier than following it up with 86 off 263 balls within the second dig.
His 621-ball marathon on the crease fell simply wanting the all-time Sheffield Defend report of 649 set by Steve Waugh in 1996.
WA ended up shedding the match by an innings and 51 runs.
However Bancroft’s knock – his first in red-ball cricket since serving a nine-month ban for ball tampering – has instantly thrust him into the choice combine for this yr’s Ashes.
Bancroft will battle it out with the likes of Marcus Harris and Joe Burns for a spot within the Check XI.
Not that Bancroft is permitting himself to dream simply but.
“I’ve performed one recreation. You don’t earn the fitting after one recreation to realize a feat like enjoying Check cricket,” Bancroft mentioned.
“I really feel like I nonetheless have loads of work to do. But it surely’s actually superior to be again enjoying for WA in Defend cricket, and I’m loving it thus far.”
Harris scored 95 and 174 for Victoria of their win over Queensland, whereas Burns scored 60 and 80 in that very same match.
Bancroft mentioned he wouldn’t deal with what the likes of Burns and Harris have been doing.
“The intention of why I’m enjoying and rocking as much as put together is due to course I’d like to play for Australia once more someday,” Bancroft mentioned.
“Each time that’s, I’ll depart that to an influence higher than myself.
“So long as I’m dwelling every second to the very best of my capability, the whole lot else will maintain itself.”
Bancroft mentioned he used his nine-month ban from the sport to work on some technical facets of his batting.
“If you’re enjoying video games of cricket for a protracted time frame, and enjoying video games again to again, you possibly can put bandaids over a number of issues to do together with your fundamentals,” Bancroft mentioned.
“I really feel like taking that point and house to work on these issues has helped.
“I haven’t mastered the sport of cricket by any stretch of the creativeness. However I really feel like spending that point and power was a very optimistic factor for me.”
Bancroft shall be again in motion when WA host South Australia in a Sheffield Defend conflict on the WACA Floor, beginning Sunday.