Peter Handscomb Biography – One of the best Australian batsmen against the spin bowlers!
Peter Handscomb was born on April 26, 1991, in Victoria, Australia. It was his father who inspired him to play cricket, although he was a decent tennis and soccer player as well. However, he first ruled out football as his career at the age of 14, and a couple of years later, he quit tennis too.
He then joined Kew Cricket Club and later started playing senior level cricket for St. Kilda Cricket Club. He played for Victoria under-17s and under-19s age-level cricket.
Later, in 2010, he made his youth ODI debut for Australia against Sri Lanka under-19s.
Peter Handscomb Biography:
|Peter Handscomb's Profile:|
|Full Name||Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb|
|Nickname||Hank and Pete|
|Date of Birth||April 26, 1991|
|Age||29 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Box Hill, Victoria, Australia|
|School||Mount Waverley Secondary College, Melbourne|
|University||Deakin University, Melbourne|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||Thomas Handscomb (Elder Brother)|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Major Teams||Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Gloucestershire, Victoria, Yorkshire, Melbourne Stars, Rising Pune Supergiants, Hobart Hurricanes|
|Australia vs South Africa at Adelaide (November 24, 2016)|
|ODI Debut||Australia vs Pakistan at Perth (January 19, 2017)|
|T20I Debut||India vs Australia at Visakhapatnam (February 24, 2019)|
|First-Class Debut||Queensland vs Victoria at Brisbane (October 11, 2011)|
|List-A Debut||Queensland vs Victoria at Brisbane (October 9, 2011)|
|T-20 Debut||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars at Perth (December 12, 2012)|
Peter Handscomb’s father, John Handscomb, was also a cricketer who had played county cricket for England and Australia, died in 2016 at the age of 80. His mother’s name is Patricia Murphy.
He has an eight years older brother named Thomas Handscomb. Also, he has a half-brother, James Handscomb, who was a cricketer too but retired now. Both his father and brother were spin bowlers, however, his brother was a leggie and his dad was an off-spinner.
Peter Handscomb is married to his long-time girlfriend named Sarah Handscomb. The couple is married since April 2019. His wife, Sarah, is an eventing horse rider and a physiotherapist.
Cricket Career of Peter Handscomb:
On October 09, 2011, Handscomb started his List-A debut for Victoria by playing against Queensland in the Ryobi One Day Cup at Brisbane. He scored 42 runs in the match before getting ran out by Peter Forrest.
Two days later, on October 11, he made his First-Class debut against the same team. He scored 71 runs off 217 balls in the first innings and 2 runs in the second innings of the match.
In 2016, Peter Handscomb finally made his international cricket debut for Australia by playing a Test against South Africa. He scored his maiden Test fifty on the debut day, as he scored 54 runs in the first innings and remained not out at the score of 1 in the second innings.
Later, on January 17, 2017, he played his first ODI against Pakistan on Pakistan’s tour of Australia. Like his Test debut, he made a half-century on his ODI debut, but adding 28 runs more to the score.
The next month, he made his T20 debut along with India’s Mayank Markande. He played the match as a wicket-keeper batsman and managed to score 13 runs facing 15 balls.
Handscomb’s BBL Career:
Peter Handscomb made his BBL debut for Melbourne Stars on December 12, 2012, against Perth Scorchers. He didn’t get to bat in the match, as the rain stopped the play and Stars won the game by the D/L method. He played 5 games in that season and only 2 games in the next season.
In his third BBL tournament (in 2014-15), he scored his maiden century (103*) against Perth Scorchers. Then, in the next season, he scored his maiden half-century (52) against Sydney Sixers.
In 2016-17, he played only two games for Stars and scored 2 and 3 runs in the respective matches. The next season, he batted 6 innings and scored 136 runs with the highest score of 57 runs. BBL 2018 became his most successful season, as he scored the highest number of runs (193) in a season as compared to the other seasons.
He played eight seasons for the Stars, including BBL 2019, however, Hobart Hurricanes signed him ahead of the BBL 2020-21 season.
Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) bought Handscomb at the IPL auction for 30 lakhs. He made his debut for the team on April 29, 2016, against Gujarat Lions. He played only two games in the tournament.
Facts about Peter Handscomb:
- Both his parents are of English descent, although he was born and brought up in Australia.
- Initially, he wasn’t part of the 2019 world cup squad, but he later joined the team as a replacement for Shaun Marsh.
- Handscomb’s wife, Sarah, has participated in many international riding events.
- Cricketer – Damien Martyn
- Movie – The Italian Job
- Place – West Coast America
- Food – Macaroni and cheese
- He had played a tennis tournament where Australian Tennis star Bernard Tomic also played.
- He has a tattoo on his back, saying ” Take the chains off the guys and let the boys play”.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Peter Handscomb?
Ans: 29 years (in 2020)
Q2: What is the height of Peter Handscomb?
Ans: 6ft. (1.83 m or 183 cm)
Q3: Who is the wife of Peter Handscomb?
Ans: Sarah Handscomb
Q4: Where is Peter Handscomb from?
Ans: Victoria, Australia
Q5: What is the jersey number of Handscomb?
Ans: Jersey no. 54
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