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Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
805
AVERAGE
47.35

Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
149
AVERAGE
21.29

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
26
HEIGHT
183CM
BORN

Mt Waverley

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

VIC

VIC
LOCAL CLUB

St Kilda

Bio

A talented junior tennis player, opening batsman and sometimes wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb opted for a cricket career and debuted for Victoria in 2011, scoring a patient 71 against Queensland at the Gabba.

Having made his maiden first-class century against South Australia in early 2012, he was handed a full contract with both the Bushrangers and Melbourne Stars for the 2012-13 season and took over the wicketkeeping gloves after Matthew Wade was called into Australia’s Test squad.

Regarded as a skilful player of slow bowling, Handscomb enjoyed a standout Sheffield Shield campaign in 2015-16, hitting 784 runs – the third most in the competition behind Ben Dunk and teammate Travis Dean.

After producing a match-winning century alongside Dean in the 2015-16 Shield final against South Australia, Handscomb made 61 not out in the second innings and was awarded man-of-the-match honours.

Handscomb was also named Australia A captain in 2016 and has led Victoria in the Matador Cup.

He made his Test debut against South Africa in Adelaide in 2016 with a half-century, while his maiden Test century came in his second match against Pakistan. 

MATCHES
12
DEBUT
2016
CAP NO
447
BEST BATTING
110
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
805
INNINGS
22
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
47.35
100s
2
50s
4
MATCHES
8
DEBUT
2017
CAP NO
219
BEST BATTING
82
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
149
INNINGS
7
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
21.29
100s
0
50s
1

Broad gets Handscomb ... and celebrates with gusto

Stuart Broad gives England the perfect start to day two by picking up the wicket of Peter Handscomb in the first over - and didn't he enjoy it!


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Bucketheads ready for next Ashes battle

The HCG Buckethead Army was out in force at the Gabba and will be even bigger and better in Adelaide, which the team says gives them a boost


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Handscomb hungry to overcome run drought

Australia middle order batsman says he is desperate to overcome a run drought that has not seen him score a century since May in England


Hussey picks faith over state for Perth Test

Former Test batter backs Peter Handscomb, says fellow Western Australian Mitch Marsh is not needed for WACA Test


Heat on Pete but he'll be cool: Rogers

Former state teammate expects unorthodox Victorian to handle pressure of selection speculation


'The Don' or wrong: Handscomb's fine line

State and Big Bash teammate Maxwell insists Handscomb's technique hasn't changed from that which produced Bradmanesque numbers last summer