Peter Stephen Patrick Handscomb (born 26 April 1991) is an Australian cricketer currently contracted domestically to Victoria and the Melbourne Stars. From Melbourne, Handscomb played for Victoria at both under-17 and under-19 level, and went on to play for the Australian under-19 cricket team during the Sri Lankan under-19 team's tour of Australia in October 2009. He had also been a talented junior tennis player, but eventually chose to pursue cricket. Having spent the 2011 season playing English club cricket for Tring Park, as well as several matches for Leicestershire in the Second XI Championship,
Handscomb debuted for Victoria during the 2011–12 Australian season, playing as a top-order batsman. He scored 42 and 71 runs, respectively, in his first List A and first-class innings, both in matches against Queensland at The Gabba. Handscomb's first century in Sheffield Shield matches came against South Australia in February 2012, an innings of 113 runs at the Adelaide Oval. Towards the end of the season, he was also used as Victoria's wicket-keeper, with both Matthew Wade and Ryan Carters unavailable. Handscomb was awarded Cricket Victoria contracts for both Victoria and the Melbourne Stars for the 2012–13 season. In Victorian Premier Cricket, he plays for the St Kilda Cricket Club, and led the club's batting averages during the 2011–12 season. Handscomb also holds British citizenship, with both of his parents English immigrants to Australia. He refers to his best friend Chetanya Bhatti as his coach since age group cricket.
In November 2016 he was added to Australia's Test squad ahead of the third Test against South Africa. He made his Test debut on 24 November 2016.