Smith took blame for ball-tampering scandal to save side: Flintoff
'I can't believe that the whole team isn't in on it. As a bowler, if someone gives me a ball that's been tampered with, I know initially'
Australia's slide began much before ball-tampering scandal: Ian Gould
Gould admitted he couldn't quite believe what he was seeing on TV, but said what came out of it was good for the game
Steve Smith serves out two-year ban, becomes eligible for captaincy again
His Australian teammate David Warner remains under a career-long leadership ban
Australia drop Cameron Bancroft for New Zealand Test series
Apart from Bancroft, Australia has opted to go in with the unchanged squad from the recently concluded series against Pakistan.
‘Cameron Bancroft is not at his best’: Langer on dropping Bancroft for 3rd Ashes Test
However, despite failing in the first two Ashes Test matches, Langer is optimistic about Bancroft's future.
‘I made a mistake, and I'll learn from it’: Cameron Bancroft on sandpapergate scandal
The 26-year-old Bancroft, along with Steve Smith and David Warner were banned from cricket for their part in the ball-tampering incident.
Cameron Bancroft joins Smith and Warner in Australia's Ashes squad
All three batsmen served lengthy bans for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year.
'It's history now, I want to move forward and play for Australia again': Bancroft
In March last year, Bancroft was caught using sandpaper to alter the condition of the match-ball during the third test against SA.
Australia's prime bowlers say there was no feud between them and Warner
Local media, however, reported on Thursday that the bowlers had considered boycotting the match if Warner was selected.
Steve Smith ready to live with ban
Bancroft will also not challenge suspension.