|Full name||Peter James Forrest|
|Born||15 November 1985|
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|ODI debut (cap 193)||12 February 2012 v India|
|Last ODI||10 July 2012 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||66|
|Domestic team information|
|2007–11||New South Wales|
Source: cricinfo.com, 3 January 2014
Peter James Forrest (born 15 November 1985, in Windsor, New South Wales) is a professional Australian cricketer who currently plays for the Queensland Bulls. He also played 15 ODIs for Australian cricket team in 2012.
With a rookie contract in the 2006–07 season, Forrest made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Queensland on 1 March 2007. In this match he scored an impressive 40 in the first innings and remained unbeaten on 5 in the second innings. After solid performances in early Pura Cup games, outstanding results in the Cricket Australia Cup and notable consistency for Hawkesbury in Grade Cricket, Forrest received his first full contract for New South Wales ahead of the 2007–08 season.
In February 2010 it was announced that Forrest would be the professional for Lancashire League side Nelson Cricket Club for the 2010 season. Forrest moved from New South Wales to the Queensland Bulls from the 2011–12 Australian season.
Peter Forrest has a tattoo of his mother's name, Vanda, on his right arm, in memory of her, after she died of cancer when he was 18 years old. Contrary to recent popular belief, he has never been a Bondi lifesaver.. He is the son of the first-grade rugby League footballer who played from 1981 to 1983 for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks; Ian Forrestt (died 20 November 2008).
In January 2012, Forrest was selected in the 14 man One Day International squad for Australia, to take part in the tri series against India and Sri Lanka. This came after many impressive performances with both the Bulls and Brisbane's Big Bash League side the Brisbane Heat, which he captained for the majority of the tournament in injured skipper James Hopes' place.
In February 2012, Peter Forrest made his ODI debut against Indian cricket team at the Adelaide Oval. In his debut innings he scored 66 runs off 83 balls.
He hit his second ODI fifty against India on 19 February 2012 at the Gabba. He scored 52 runs off 71 balls before being dismissed by Irfan Pathan.
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- New South Wales v Tasmania Scorecard. Cricinfo (20 November 2007). Retrieved on 21 November 2007.
- Nelson look to Forrest to fire Lancashire League (22 February 2010). Retrieved on 14 March 2010
- "Peter Forrest moves to Queensland". Herald Sun. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Australia / Players / Peter Forrest". Retrieved 24 February 2012.
- "Peter Forrest promoted to Australian one-day squad". Courier Mail. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- "Peter Forrest shock selection for Australia's ODI squad for tri-series; Brad Haddin and Shaun Marsh left out". AAP. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Australia vs India – ODI Match 4, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, Sun, 12 Feb 2012". Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- "Australia vs India – ODI, Match 7, Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane, Australia, Sun, 19 Feb 2012". Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "Sri Lanka win thriller over Australia to go on top". Retrieved 24 February 2012.
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