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Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
571
AVERAGE
63.44

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
7
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
571
INNINGS
13
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
63.44
100s
2
50s
3
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 halts India with match-saving vigil

Playing just his seventh Test, Peter Handscomb produced a classic unbeaten 72 to steer Australia to a hard-fought draw against India in Ranchi


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Match wrap: Series level after see-sawing draw

Big hundreds to Steve Smith and Cheteshwar Pujara dominated the majority of the third Test before Australia staved off defeat on day five


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Handscomb, Marsh bat through middle session

Australia's hopes of a draw were raised in the second session of the final day in Ranchi, with Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb adding 66 runs


Colombo carnage to a Dharamsala Decider

Smith's impassioned pleas after a pair of Test disasters has been met by this new-look Australia side


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Aussies in India: Fourth Test form guide

We take a look at how the tourists are travelling as they approach the Decider in Dharamsala


Students of history ready for decider

Peter Handscomb says Australia are fully aware of previous challenges in India