Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb
- Role : Top-order batsman
- Bat : Right-hand bat
- Bowls :
- DOB : April 26, 1991, Melbourne, Victoria
Handscomb was born in Melbourne to British parents. He had represented Victoria at both under-17 and under-19 level before representing the Australian under-19 side against the Sri Lanka. With his impressive performances, he was selected for St. Kilda Cricket Club in the Victorian Premier League and in the Leicestershire Second XI, he was awarded a contract with his home side, Victoria.
He was included in the Australian ODI squad during their tour to England in 2015 but failed to get a game. In 2016, he was taken in the IPL auction to be part of the MS Dhoni-led franchise, Rising Pune Supergiants.
Handscomb was gradually selected in the Ashes squad for Australia's quest to regain the Cup at home in 2017-18. He scored 62 runs across three innings in the first two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide, and was subsequently dropped for the Perth Test after proving to be inept against Anderson and co. under lights in Adelaide. However, with his mental strength and extraordinary powers of concentration, he is more than capable of adjusting his game. He would be looking to claw his way back into the side soon and so that he dons the Baggy Green again.
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