SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 12: Peter Handscomb of the Bushrangers walks out to field during the JLT One Day Cup match between Victoria and South Australia at North Sydney Oval on October 12, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Victorian batsman Peter Handscomb will remain in his home state for BBL|12, having signed with the Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming summer series.

Handscomb, who has hit a rich vein of form for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield this year with the bat in hand, will be hoping his red-ball form translates to the shortest format when he pulls on the red in the coming months.

Handscomb joins the Renegades after previous stints with the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes, departing the latter in favour of a return to Victoria.

The 31-year-old has recorded 1248 runs in the BBL from 70 innings, amassing an average of 24.47 with the bat. Handscomb recorded a career-best knock of 103* against the Perth Scorchers in a match-winning 2015 performance.

The veteran batsman is now looking to secure a spot in the Renegades' XI for BBL|12, joining fellow top order hitters Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris and international recruit Martin Guptill.

“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,” Handscomb said in a club statement.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Peter Handscomb of the Stars plays a shot during the Big Bash League final match between Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Thunder at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

“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 think this group can go places this year. The ambition is to win the tournament, it's always about trying to take the championship home and I'll be trying to influence the game in a positive way every opportunity I get.

“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.”

The Renegades have also signed West Indies pair Andre Russell and Akeal Hosein, Sri Lankan Ruwantha Kellapotha, Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and BBL journeyman Jono Wells for BBL|12.

The Renegades will begin their BBL|12 tournament against the Brisbane Heat in Cairns on December 15.