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Personal Information

Full NamePeter Stephen Patrick Handscomb
BornApril 26, 1991 Melbourne, Victoria
Age30 Years, 3 Months, 6 Days
National SideAustralia
Batting StyleRight Handed
Bowling-
SportCricket

Ranking

TestODIT20
Batting-68-
Bowling---

Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL
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Career Information

Teams PlayedAustralia, Australia A, Durham, Gloucestershire, Yorkshire, Victoria, Melbourne Stars, Rising Pune Supergiant, Australians
Career Span

Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAVGS/RCTSTDucksR/O
Test
16295934110 v PAK24105138.9149.83280
ODI
22201632117 v IND1446633.2697.38140
World Cup
11044 v ENG00004.0033.33--
T20I
2213320* v IND001033.00100.00--
IPL
21066 v MI00006.0050.00--

Bowling Performance

IOMRWBest3s5sAVGE/RS/RMtc

Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb Profile

Hailing from Melbourne, Victoria, Handscomb was born to British parents. In his childhood days, he excelled in Tennis but he decided to pursue a career in cricket. He is a versatile middle-order batsman and is assured both against pace and spin. Debuting for Victoria in 2011-12, he made a good impression with a knock of 71 runs against Queensland at the Gabba. He also scored a brilliant 113 at the Adelaide Oval in the domestic circuit in 2012. At that time, Matthew Wade had got injured and so, Handscomb was given the responsibility to do wicket-keeping for his side. That landed him a contract with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. The talented young man has played county cricket for Gloucestershire in 2015 as well. In 2016, he got a taste of the Indian T20 league as he was picked up by Pune in the auctions.


Handscomb was selected in the Australian ODI squad that was touring England in 2015 but didn't play a match. Consistently churning up runs for Victoria for a period of time didn't go unnoticed and he was rewarded with a Test call-up in 2016-17. He made his debut against South Africa at Adelaide Oval in the third game of the series. A debut to remember, Handscomb stroked himself to a well-constructed fifty. He also scored the winning run for his country, something that he will always cherish.


After that, Pakistan were touring Australia in December 2016 and Handscomb notched up his form one step further. He scored a ton in his second Test match and scored another one later in the series, kicking off 2017 in style. When the Australian summer came to an end, Handscomb achieved a commendable record. In his first seven innings of Test cricket, he never departed below 50 and became the first player in Test history to do so. The team from Down Under then travelled to India in February 2017. An unbeaten 72 from Handscomb in the third Test in Ranchi was a testament to his potential. He combined with Shaun Marsh and kept the Indians at bay for a long time, thereby saving the match for his side. Handscomb proved his skills later in 2017 in Bangladesh as well. He scored a gutsy 82 in Chittagong in tricky conditions. With the kind of batting potential he has displayed in his short career so far, Australia will be hoping to benefit from his presence in the middle order.