21 Facts About Peter Handscomb


Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb was born on 26 April 1991 and is an Australian cricketer who is the current captain for the Victoria cricket team.


Peter Handscomb plays as a middle-order batsman and occasional wicketkeeper.


Peter Handscomb was a talented junior tennis player, but eventually chose to pursue cricket.


Peter Handscomb played for Victoria at both under-17 and under-19 level, and went on to play for the Australian under-19 cricket team during the Sri Lankan under-19 team's tour of Australia in October 2009.


Peter Handscomb scored 42 and 71 runs, respectively, in his first List A and first-class cricket innings, both in matches against Queensland at the Gabba.


Peter Handscomb holds British citizenship, with both of his parents English immigrants to Australia.


Peter Handscomb made his mark in the Big Bash League playing for Melbourne Stars, scoring an unbeaten century against the Perth Scorchers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Peter Handscomb's century was the first time he had passed a score of 25 in the BBL, and he was the only batsman to pass 20 in his side's three-wicket win.


Peter Handscomb played county cricket for Gloucestershire during 2015, and began touring with Australia A, becoming captain of the team in early 2016.


Peter Handscomb captained Middlesex during the 2021 and 2022 seasons.


Peter Handscomb made his Test debut on 24 November 2016, and was presented his baggy green cap by Chris Rogers.


Batting at number five, Peter Handscomb made an impressive start to his Test career, scoring 399 runs at an average of 99.75 across the remaining four home Tests of the summer: one against South Africa and three against Pakistan.


Peter Handscomb scored his maiden Test hundred in the first Test against Pakistan at the Gabba, in a 172-run partnership with skipper Steve Smith, and followed it with 110 in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.


Peter Handscomb was recalled when three batmen were suspended due to the 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal, and played four more tests in 2018 and 2019 before being dropped again.


Peter Handscomb made his One Day Internationals debut in Perth on 19 January 2017 against Pakistan, and was presented his ODI cap by Adam Gilchrist.


Peter Handscomb went on to score 82 in Australia's successful chase of 264 against Pakistan, the third highest debut score by an Australian in an ODI.


On 30 January 2017, Peter Handscomb deputised for Matthew Wade as wicket-keeper against New Zealand.


Peter Handscomb made his T20I debut for Australia against India on 24 February 2019.


In March 2019, Peter Handscomb scored his first century in an ODI, with 117 against India at Mohali.


In July 2019, Peter Handscomb was added to Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.


Peter Handscomb replaced Shaun Marsh, who was ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a fractured forearm.