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Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
743
AVERAGE
53.07

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
10
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
743
INNINGS
19
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
53.07
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

Pete Handscomb's brutal day out

Sit back and enjoy some awesome cricket shots from Australian batsman Peter Handscomb's JLT One-Day Cup century


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Handscomb hits hot form with terrific ton

Peter Handscomb made a super 103 not out from just 73 deliveries to gear up for the Ashes in style, underpinning his side's run chase of 233 against the Cricket Australia XI


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Match highlights: Victoria v Cricket Australia XI

Harry Nielsen's brilliant 94 wasn't enough for the CA XI, who saw their total of 9-232 chased down by Victoria - led by skipper Peter Handscomb's 103no - with seven wickets in hand


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Victorian has endured a trial by fire beginning to his international career, which stands him in good stead for the Ashes cauldron


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