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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
8
DEBUT
2017
CAP NO
219
BEST BATTING
82
BEST BOWLING
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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


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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


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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


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


Standing-ovation-for-Handscomb-century-still

Mixed fortunes for Aussie Test stars

Find out how Australia's Test players fared before their departure for South Africa


No plans to tweak technique: Handscomb

Criticism of his batting technique isn't temping Peter Handscomb into making major changes