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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

Handscomb smashes 76-ball county century

Australia batsman Peter Handscomb struck his first red-ball ton for Yorkshire on the final day of their their County Championship clash with Lancashire


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Handscomb stars for Vikings in Roses win

Peter Handscomb top-scored for Yorkshire in their win over Roses rivals Lancashire in England's domestic one-day competition on Monday


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Ashes foes clash as Root bests younger brother

Joe Root hit brother Billy for six to seal Yorkshire win, as Handscomb, Pattinson and Broad go head-to-head in county clash


Australia name strong squad for Bangladesh tour

Two-Test tour in August confirmed but Starc, O'Keefe notable omissions from 13-man squad


Calls for Handscomb to take captaincy

Test batsman favoured to take leadership role with Victoria, and tipped to be in similar position with national side in future


Handscomb backs return of Ballance

Aussie import believes his Yorkshire captain Ballance could earn a Test recall