Australia's Ashes-winning opener Cameron Bancroft has signed to play for Somerset next season.

The 25-year-old, who hit the headlines when it emerged he had been on the receiving end of a playful headbutt from England's Jonny Bairstow, has played all three Tests in the current series.

He scored an unbeaten 82 on debut in Brisbane, also featuring in victories at Adelaide and Perth.

Bancroft, who plays for Western Australia and Perth Scorchers Down Under, has 11 centuries to his name in 69 first-class appearances. He is being lined up to feature in four-day and 50-over cricket, but not the NatWest T20 Blast.

"I'm really excited to be joining a county with so much potential," said Bancroft.

"There's a long history of Australian's doing well at Taunton, so hopefully I can add my name to that list. I've heard a lot of good things about Somerset from Justin Langer and it's clear that they are a team heading in the right direction."

Somerset's director of cricket Andy Hurry said: "After a thorough process, designed to ensure that we secure the best fit for our Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup needs, I am delighted that we have signed Cameron.

"He has come very highly recommended and will fit seamlessly into our environment. This will be a key ingredient to us achieving our aspirations of winning silverware.

"Cameron has the appetite and the temperament for scoring big hundreds. He really values the price of his wicket, is mentally tough and highly driven to succeed."