Handscomb is the leading run-scorer in the 2022 edition of the Sheffield Shield and has smashed a couple of half-centuries while playing for the PM’s XI against the West Indies last month.
The in-form Australian wicket-keeper-batter joins Melbourne Renegades after spending the last two seasons with Hobart Hurricanes. He earlier represented Melbourne Stars for nine seasons.
Expressing delight over joining the Renegades ahead of BBL 12, here’s what Handscomb said:
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able to play Big Bash this season and to be staying in Melbourne with the Renegades is exciting,
“I’ve had a look at the list and it’s a good bunch of blokes, with a nice mix of experience and exciting, young players. I played a lot of Big Bash games for the Stars, but it will be good fun to play against them with the Renegades’ red on and I’m looking forward to those match-ups.”
Melbourne Renegades Squad for BBL 2022-23:
Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jon Wells.
Replacement players: Ruwantha Kellapotha (Sri Lanka), Andre Russell (West Indies), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)