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Cameron Bancroft Concussed After Accident, Ruled Out Of Sheffield Shield Finals

WA suffers blow as Bancroft ruled out after cycle accident (X.com)WA suffers blow as Bancroft ruled out after cycle accident (X.com)

Western Australia (WA) cricketer Cameron Bancroft found himself in a precarious situation after being hospitalized due to a cycling accident, throwing his participation in the upcoming final of Sheffield Shield into uncertainty due to a concussion diagnosis.

Cameron Bancroft, the cornerstone of Western Australia's lineup in the ongoing Sheffield Shield tournament, has been ruled out of the finals against Tasmania after he suffered a head injury while cycling.

Bancroft is a keen cyclist and was on the road when he slipped and suffered injuries on his head. While the batter avoided serious life-threatening injuries, his participation in the Sheffield Shield tournament is uncertain.

WA captain and Cameron's opening partner, Sam Whiteman, confirmed Bancroft is safe and sound. But he has sustained scratches all over his body and is likely dealing with a concussion after being hospitalized after the accident.

Regardless, Whiteman expects Cameron Bancroft to be present for the finals of Sheffield Shield and cheer for Western Australia from the stands.

"I think it's pretty lucky that it wasn't much worse. He's got plenty of scratches. Hopefully we'll see him around the WACA this week, and I know that he's gutted to miss it, but he'll get around the team," Whiteman told media.

Needless to say, the timing of Bancroft's injury couldn't be more unfortunate for WA as they gear up for the final match of the season, where they will vie for championship glory. 

Having said that, Sam Whiteman has been tasked to hunt for an apt replacement for Cameron Bancroft, who has also been the season's second-highest run scorer with 778 runs.

D'Arcy Short and Teague Wyllie are front runners to feature into the playing XI. Besides, no.3 batter Jayden Goodwin could also be promoted up the order.

Western Australia will meet Tasmania in the finals of the Sheffield Shield tournament starting from March 21 onwards at Perth Stadium.