Peter Nevill, a wicketkeeper-batsman, commenced his first-class career with Victoria. However, since his arrival at New South Wales (NSW) in 2008, he has become a vital asset for the Blues. His batting prowess is so significant that even when Brad Haddin returned from international commitments, NSW selectors often managed to accommodate both players in the side.
Nevill’s most impressive season with the bat occurred in 2011-12 when he maintained an average of over 50 in first-class cricket. This remarkable performance earned him a call-up as a backup wicketkeeper for Matthew Wade during Australia’s tour of the West Indies. Over the years, he has remained on the selectors’ radar with appearances for Australia A. Moreover, Nevill had the privilege of leading both the Blues and an Invitational XI against England in 2013.
His Test debut came during Australia’s tour of England in 2015, where he contributed 45 runs and showcased his wicketkeeping skills by taking seven catches. Following Brad Haddin’s retirement, Nevill assumed the Test wicketkeeper position but eventually yielded it to Matthew Wade after the series against South Africa in 2016-17.