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Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
829
AVERAGE
43.63

Peter Handscomb

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
149
AVERAGE
21.29

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
27
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
13
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
829
INNINGS
24
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
43.63
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

Timely hundred in Adelaide for Handscomb

Peter Handscomb returned to form in style as he helped himself to a classy century for Victoria in their Sheffield Shield match against South Australia


0:49 Standing-ovation-for-Handscomb-century-still

Standing ovation for Handscomb century

Victoria skipper Peter Handscomb received a standing ovation from his teammates as he brought up his 13th first class century against South Australia


1:53 Handscomb-stands-up-for-Stars-with-fifty-still

Handscomb stands up for Stars with fifty

Promoted to opener, Stars wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb crunched 57 from 44, including seven fours, in an impressive MCG knock


Five new faces on CA contract list

Zampa and Bird notable omissions as Stoinis, Carey and three new quicks join the list


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Tim Paine becomes Australia's 46th Test captain as the Aussies return to the field after tumultuous week


Handscomb primed for SA after timely ton

Victorian's match-winning hundred served the extra purpose of renewing his confidence ahead of testing tour to South Africa