St Kilda Cricket Club would like to formally congratulate Peter Handscomb on his outstanding start to his international career.
Pete played the last four Tests of the summer, making two centuries and averaging 99.75 from his seven innings.He then made one-day international debut against Pakistan at the WACA in January and immediately looked at home in the coloured clothing, stroking 82 to guide Australia home alongside skipper Steve Smith.
The 25-year-old also took the gloves when Matthew Wade fell in in the Sydney Test, before assuming the role permanently for the brief New Zealand ODI tour when Wade injured his back.
Club president Paul Ryan paid tribute to Handscomb's unwavering team-first mantra.
“It’s terrific to see a young man like Pete succeed,” Ryan said.
“He’s worked tremendously hard on his game for a long period of time and he sets a great example for many young players at our club.
“We wish him every success in India both individually and within the Australian team.”
Handscomb is poised to bat at No.5 in the first of four Tests against India as Australia looks to regain the Border-Gavasker Trophy.