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Peter Handscomb failed to deliver. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Australian top-order batsman Peter Handscomb has no plans whatsoever to make some changes in his flawed batting technique after he was criticized by certain quarters.

“If I’m being honest (in Adelaide) I was under lights with the pink ball on a green, seaming wicket … I’m not a pretty player by any means and if I start playing and missing can look real ugly,” Handscomb told SEN’s Afternoons with host Andy Maher.

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Peter Handscomb goes deep into the crease. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Handscomb has been under-fire for playing primarily deep inside the crease which simultaneously witnesses him playing mostly off his back foot and eventually struggling against the bowlers.

“I’m not going to be changing massive things off the back of one, one-and-a-half games, so it’s about going back to what I know, making sure my shapes are right and hopefully the runs will come,” Handscomb reiterated.

However, the Victoria-based 26-year-old promising right-handed batsman Handscomb after observing his footage revealed he is not planning of any major changes in his batting style after occasional blip with the bat.

“I’ve looked at the footage and basically what I’ve come away with, is I was doing the exact same thing I was doing 12 months ago,” Handscomb said.

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Ricky Ponting urged Peter Handscomb to make some changes. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Earlier, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting reiterated Handscomb should opt for some tweaking after Handscomb struggled in the One-day international fold so far after the impressive start in the Test fold.

“It’s very unusual. I’ve never seen it before. You see a lot of people finish in that position after they’ve pushed back from their front foot onto their back foot and finish six inches from their stumps, but I’ve never seen anyone start there,” Ponting was quoted by Cricket Australia.

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Peter Handscomb was also the part of the Australian squad for Bangladesh tour. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In the Ashes 2017-18, Handscomb made his appearance in first two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide before he was sidelined for the remainder of the traditional series against England.

“I’ve been feeling good all summer and I haven’t been too worried about trying to tinker with too many things,” Handscomb remarked.

Owing to the unusual atypical technique former Australian players were concerned about the batsman who smashed 399 runs in four Tests against Pakistan and South Africa.

“It’s not easy hearing such high-profile players, especially guys who have done really well in their own right, tear your technique to threads,” Handscomb stated.

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Peter Handscomb had his first outing in India in 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

However, having confidence in him, Handscomb maintained his style of play hasn’t led to the downfall while hinting it has not been the reason of dip in his form.

Interestingly, Handscomb made way for allrounder Mitchell Marsh for the Perth Test which proved to be a bold call from the skipper Steven Smith himself.

Handscomb, who was remarkable against Pakistan in 2016, went on to struck a fifty in his maiden out when he struck 78-ball 54 at Adelaide against South Africa.

In the JLT Sheffield Shield competition, Handscomb smashed 157 runs in six innings which further saw him being inducted into the Ashes competition and is bound to lead the side against South Australia on February 8.

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Peter Handscomb had already discussed technical aspect with Graeme Hick. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Moreover, in his early day of top-flight cricket, Handscomb struck 105 off 240 at Gabba in Brisbane and 110 off 205 deliveries at the Sydney Cricket Ground against Pakistan.

So far, Handscomb played 12 Tests in which he amassed 805 runs at an average of 51.76 which included four fifties.

Concluding, Handscomb is the part of the Australian squad for the four-match Test series which will be kicking off on March 1 at Kingsmead Durban.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor