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Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
399
AVERAGE
99.75

Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
90
AVERAGE
22.5

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
25
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 hit 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.

MATCHES
4
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
399
INNINGS
7
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
99.75
100s
2
50s
2
MATCHES
5
DEBUT
2017
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
82
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
90
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
22.5
100s
0
50s
1

Handscomb preparing for big spin in India

The Victorian is expecting the pitches in the subcontinent to turn a long way and spin unpredictably during the four-Test Qantas Tour of India


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Handscomb finds his rhythm in Hamilton

Peter Handscomb chats about working on his glovework with Brad Haddin and facing New Zealand spin sensation Ish Sodhi ahead of the third ODI


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Fortune favours debutant Handscomb

Australia debutant Peter Handscomb concedes he rode his luck during an impressive 82 in the third ODI against Pakistan in Perth


Aussies in India: the form guide

A look at how each player is faring as Smith's squad leaves Dubai camp and heads to India


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Handscomb's plan to thwart spinners

The Victorian will not be tied down by India's spinners in the upcoming Test series


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Wade, Smith good to go: Boof

Both the Australia captain and wicketkeeper will prepare and train in Dubai ahead of India