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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
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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

Handscomb returns to form with 89 against NSW

Victoria skipper Peter Handscomb hit eight fours and two sixes in his 79-ball innings of 89 that came in a monster partnership with Cameron White


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Handscomb on the 'hurt' of Test axing

Victorian batsman Peter Handscomb discusses his run of low scores and scrutiny by Ricky Ponting of his technique during the Ashes last summer


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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


White's advice for Handscomb, Maxwell

The Victoria veteran had some advice for Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell as the duo attempt to win a recall to the Test team


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Handscomb on the 'hurt' of Test axing

Right-hander discusses his run of low scores and criticism of his technique last summer


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Revealed: Key metric for batting selections

Cricket Australia's statistical rationale as it confronts the challenge of replacing Steve Smith and David Warner in the Test batting order