Handscomb hopeful of earning ticket for India tour

Updated: Dec 6 2022 11:26AM

Melbourne, Dec 6 (PTI) In-form batter Peter Handscomb is aware it will be difficult to find a spot in an "impressive" Australian Test squad but said he is still hoping to earn a place for the India tour with his "weight of numbers".

The 31-year-old, who last played red-ball cricket almost four years back, amassed 562 runs at 93.66 in this summer's Sheffield Shield. He notched a pair of fifties for the Prime Minister's XI against West Indies last month.

Handscomb will look to push his case when he leads a Cricket Australia XI against South Africa, starting in Brisbane on Friday.