The Australian cricket team will return to play on June 7 when they travel to Sri Lanka for an all-format tour. Three Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals, and two Tests will be played between Australia and Sri Lanka, with the senior team’s trip running concurrently with Australia ‘A’ visiting the island country. Two one-day games (both in Colombo; June 8 and 10) and two first-class matches will be played by the ‘A’ squad (both in Hambantota; June 14-17 and June 21-24).

Peter Handscomb, the 31-year-old batter, will return to the Australian ‘A’ squad for the tour to Sri Lanka. The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman made his Australia debut in 2016 and appeared in 16 Tests and 22 One-Day Internationals before being dropped three years later due to inconsistent performances.

Handscomb returns to the ‘A’ side after a successful Sheffield Shield season for Victoria, when he scored 697 runs at an average of 49.78 for the competition’s runners-up. The 31-year-old Australian, who is presently captaining Middlesex County, spoke about his mental issues amid his bad performances for Australia. Handscomb said that he received constant criticism on Facebook and Twitter for his playing style, and that it was difficult for him to “not take it to heart.”

Handscomb told, “I found those two platforms probably the worst in terms of people having direct access to you, to just arbitrarily sledge you and tear you down.”