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Leicestershire CCC Sign Australian International Peter Handscomb

Peter Handscomb in action for Australia
Peter Handscomb in action for Australia

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is excited to confirm the signing of Australia international Peter Handscomb for the initial two months of the 2023 season.

The 31-year-old will be available for the opening six rounds of the County Championship campaign, featuring as an overseas player alongside Wiaan Mulder before the arrival of former India captain Ajinkya Rahane in June.

Handscomb, who holds a British passport, will fly over to England following the conclusion of the Sheffield Shield final, which begins on Thursday morning, linking up with his new teammates ahead of Leicestershire’s season opener against Yorkshire at Headingley on 6 April.

Presented with his baggy green in November 2016, Handscomb made a sensational start to his Test career, scoring 399 runs at an average of 99.75 in his opening four matches. He reached his maiden Test hundred against Pakistan at the Gabba and followed it with 110 in the third Test at the SCG.

In total, the versatile batsman has featured on 44 occasions for his country across all three formats, averaging 37.2 in Test cricket, 33.26 in One Day Internationals, and 33 in T20 internationals.