Peter Forrest began his first-class cricket career with NSW, but it truly took off when he made the switch to Queensland in 2011. The move came after he found limited opportunities with the Blues. His early days with the Bulls were marked by an impressive performance, including three centuries in his first six games. This remarkable feat led to his selection in Australia’s ODI side and placed him on the brink of a Test debut.
In his first ODI, he showcased his abilities by scoring 66 runs, and he continued to make waves in the format by achieving a century in just his fourth innings. This remarkable achievement made him the first Australian to record three 50-plus scores in his first four ODI innings. Later that year, he traveled with the team to the West Indies as a reserve batsman. However, a dip in his form caused him to fall off the radar of national selectors, and his last ODI appearance was in July 2012.
Notably, Forrest is not just a cricketer but also a skilled rugby league player, following in the footsteps of his father Ian, who had a successful career as a first-grade player with Parramatta and Cronulla.