Among the most promising players for Australia which included Jackson Bird, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb is also one of them. Peter is a Right-handed wicket-keeper batsman. He is a middle order batsman who can keep wickets too. He has shown great promise to carry burden of high profile batting lineup of Australia on his shoulders. Let’s have a look at some of the facts about Peter Handscomb. Peter Handsomb is one of the players to watch out for, in this Ashes along with Dawid Malan, Chadd Sayers, Jackson Bird, and James Vince.
Facts about Peter Handscomb – Australian Batsman
Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb was born in 26th of April 1991 in Box hill, Victoria.
He is known with nicknames of Pistol and Hank.
3Chose Cricket over Tennis
He was a very talented tennis player at the junior level and then he chose cricket over tennis to pursue professional career in cricket.
He represented Victoria at both Under-17 and Under-19 level and marked his debut against Queensland with a gritty inning of 71 runs on the track which had plenty of help for the fast bowlers.
5Represented Australia under-19
Handscomb was selected in Australia under 19 team in 2009 and he played the series against Sri Lanka U-19 in 2009 at home.
6County Cricket in England
He played 2011 season for Tring Park cricket club and he also played some matches for Leicestershire in second XI championship.
7Cricket Victoria contract
In 2011-12 Australian Season, Handscomb debuted for Victoria. He scored 42 and 71 in his first List A and first-class inning respectively. He was then awarder cricket Victoria and Melbourne stars contract for the 2012-13 season.
The career making season for Peter Handscomb was when he played for Victoria in 2014-15, he scored three centuries at the average of 53.91. He played cricket for Gloucestershire during 2015 and made captain of Australia A in 2016.
9Brilliant Century in Big Bash League
In Big Bash 4, he smashed brilliant century of 103 runs against Perth Scorchers, taking his side home by scoring 14 runs required of the last over. He came at the crease when score was 8 for 2.
10Lucky no ball on debut
He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January 2017 and he was caught behind at 0, but later it was revealed that bowler had bowled a no ball and he went on to score 83 in Australia’s successful chase in that match.
11Debut Cap from another Wicket-keeper
ODI debut cap was presented to Peter Handscomb by Legendary wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist.
12Sheffield Shield Ton
Handscomb’s first Sheffield Shield ton came in February 2012 when he scored inning of 113 against South Australia.
Peter Handscomb is a also a British Citizen as his parents are English immigrants to Australia.