Peter Handscomb, a multi-talented athlete with a background in junior tennis and cricket, ultimately chose a career in cricket. He made his debut for Victoria in 2011 and showed promise by scoring a patient 71 at the Gabba.
His breakthrough in the world of cricket came when he achieved his maiden first-class century against South Australia in early 2012. This accomplishment led to him being awarded full contracts with both the Bushrangers and Melbourne Stars for the 2012-13 season. He also took on the wicketkeeping responsibilities after Matthew Wade was called up to Australia’s Test squad.
Following a successful stint with Victoria, Handscomb earned his Test debut against South Africa in Adelaide in 2016, making an impact with a half-century. He further solidified his presence in Test cricket with his maiden Test century in his second match, this time against Pakistan. Notably, he held a remarkable record as the first player in Test history to remain undismissed in the first seven innings of his career.
In the realm of One Day Internationals (ODIs), Handscomb embarked on his ODI career in early 2017. His standout performance included his debut century, a pivotal contribution that helped Australia chase down a formidable target of 359 runs against India in Mohali.