Peter Handscomb

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Handscomb had a brief stint with Gloucestershire in 2015, where he honed his technique going up against the more volatile Dukes ball.

 

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First Name: Peter
Last Name: Handscomb
Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Right Arm Off-Spin
Player Type: Wicketkeeper
Date of Birth: 26 Apr, 1991
Test debut: 24 Nov, 2016
ODI debut: 19 Jan, 2017
T20 debut: 01 Jan, 0001

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. 

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