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Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
597
AVERAGE
54.27

Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
90
AVERAGE
22.5

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 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
8
DEBUT
2016
CAP NO
447
BEST BATTING
110
BEST BOWLING
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Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
597
INNINGS
15
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
54.27
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

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