[caption id="attachment_827227" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-827227" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Cameron-Bancroft_Durham-Cricket-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="413" /> Cameron Bancroft prepares to make his county cricket bow as Durham captain, with an Ashes return in his sights. @Twitter/Durham Cricket[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cameron-bancroft/">Cameron Bancroft</a> says he has been "completely accountable" for his role in the Australian ball-tampering scandal as he prepares to make <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cameron-bancroft-named-durham-captain-for-championship-one-dayers-817493">his county cricket bow as Durham captain</a>, with an <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes">Ashes</a> return in his sights. <p></p> <p></p>Bancroft was banned for nine months for ball-tampering in a Test against South Africa in Cape Town last year while former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia">Australia</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/news/">Steve Smith</a> and deputy <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-warner/news/">David Warner</a> received year-long suspensions. Bancroft's ban ended in December. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cameron-bancroft-will-lead-durham-well-steve-smith-825459">Cameron Bancroft will lead Durham well: Steve Smith</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"We all make mistakes and I guess it's how you're able to grow as a person, in admitting and being honest with yourself about those mistakes," said Bancroft, 26, who used sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball. <p></p> <p></p>"I certainly have been and, as a person, that's something that I'm completely accountable for and I wouldn't have it any other way." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mark-taylor-ian-chappell-ian-healy-question-cricket-australias-ball-tampering-review-819717">Taylor, Chappell, Healy question Cricket Australia s ball-tampering review</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Bancroft, who has played eight Tests for Australia, has his sights set on regaining his spot in Australia's Test side ahead of this year's Ashes series in England. <p></p> <p></p>However, his immediate thoughts are with Durham, where he has been appointed captain for their campaigns in the County Championship and One-Day Cup. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/james-pattinson-a-two-test-match-winner-in-ashes-andrew-mcdonald-826923">James Pattinson a 'two-Test' match-winner in Ashes: Andrew McDonald</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Speaking at the club's Chester-le-Street ground on Wednesday, the Australian added: "The aspiration to play Test cricket is certainly in my mind and where I'd love to be one day. But I also can't be there. I'm here right now. <p></p> <p></p>"(Playing for Australia) would mean a lot to me, definitely. But I also know that I've got a lot of great things in my life. <p></p> <p></p>"Even just playing club cricket back home in Perth, it's a game I felt like where you get self-absorbed and single-minded in your pursuits to achieve things but at the forefront is just the enjoyment of it all. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/time-heals-australian-cricket-on-the-mend-after-torrid-12-months-post-ball-tampering-820623">Time heals: Australian cricket on the mend after torrid 12 months post ball tampering</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"If I do that then I know the results will take off themselves, hopefully. Hopefully it will happen one day."