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Travis Head, the Outstanding Batsman of Australia

Travis Head is the outstanding batsman for Team Australia. Australia is known as the king of the ICC. Yet they were unable to perform well in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Moreover, the player broke the losing streak and ended with a glamorous win for Australia.

It is to be noted that the 28th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 was played between Australia and New Zealand. Furthermore, Australia opted for first batting and gave the run target of 388 against 10 wickets. However, Travis Head played a major role in this huge target. 

The player scored 109 on 67 balls. So he played with a strike rate of 162.68. However, his score included 10 boundaries and seven sixes. Moreover, this was more than a perfect inning he played.

Personal Information of Travis Head

Travis Michael Head is usually known as Travis Head. Moreover, he was born on December 29, 1993. Yet he was born in Adelaide, South Australia. The player is 5 ’10”tall. He is a left-handed batsman. 

Moreover, he is a right-arm off-break bowler. It is to be noted that he is a middle-order batter on the team. Head got married to Jessica Davies in April 2023. While he already has a daughter from her, who was born in September 2022.

Travis Head

 

Personal Details of Travis Head

NameTravis Michael Head 
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1993
Place of BirthAdelade, South Australia
Height5 ’10’ ‘
Batting StyleLeft Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleRight Arm Off Break Bowler
Role in TeamMiddle Order Batsman
Personal Information

International/ Domestic Information of Travis Head

Early Career

The former cricketer from Australia made his Sheffield Shield debut for South Australia. Moreover he participated in U-19 ODI matches and U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2012. Furthermore in the 2012-13 National U-19 Championship Head’s captainship led to South Australia’s win. It is to be noted that he led his performance squad to LA century in 2014. 

Limited Over Debut

Head became South Australia’s captain in 2015. Thus, he became the youngest captain in their 122-year first-class history. Moreover, he improved fortunes in the 2015–16 season. Hence becoming the third Australian to score a double century in a List A match. Moreover, he scored his maiden first-class century.

Head led South Australia to their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years. Furthermore, he was named Sheffield Shield Player of the Year. Furthermore, he made his ODI debut in the West Indies. Thus playing for Yorkshire before moving to Sri Lanka to get training from Australia’s test team.

Moreover, he struggled to reach a maiden first-class century in his early career. Yet he made it to the nineties three times in the 2013–14 Sheffield Shield season.

Preliminary Stage & Champions Trophy

Head is the former captain of South Australia. As a result, they struggled in the Matador Cup in 2016-17. Moreover, he scored his maiden ODI century against Pakistan in January 2017. Yet he was not added to Australia’s Test squad for the 2017 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Furthermore, he played for South Australia in the second consecutive Sheffield Shield Final. Moreover, he was named team A captain in the 2017 South Africa A Team Tri Series. Furthermore, Head replaced Brad Hodge as Adelaide Strikers captain in 2017.

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List A

He hit one double century in List A cricket. Thus becoming the third batsman to do so. Moreover, he scored 230 against 127 balls against Queensland in Adelaide in October 2021.

Test Cricket

Head made his Test debut in October 2018 against Pakistan. Moreover, he became Australia’s test vice captain in January 2019. Thus, he scored 84 runs in the series, 59 not out. Moreover, it was his maiden half-century.

Head was added to the Ashes Series squad in 2019. Moreover, he played against England and New Zealand. Furthermore, he was demoted as co-vice captain of Australia’s squad in November 2020. 

Furthermore, he was added to the 2021–2022 ashes squad and thus toured to Pakistan, the West Indies, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. Furthermore, he scored his first overseas test century in the 2023 WTC final.

Limited Overs (2022- Present)

Head was named in the 16-man team for a Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka in January 2022. In the one-off game, he made his T20I comeback. Head was chosen for the Sri Lanka, England, India, and South Africa ODI and Australia A squads. 

In the third Twenty20 International, he hit his first half-century, but in the fourth One-Day International, he broke his left hand. Head was included in the Australian Cricket World Cup 2023 team.

Head was added to the T20I team against Sri Lanka in January 2022. Moreover, in the one-off play, he made his T20I comeback. Moreover, he was chosen for the England, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and India ODI squads and A teams.

In the third T20I, he made his first half century. Yet in the fourth ODI, his hand was fractured. However, he was added to the Australian World Cup 2023 squad.

Travis Head

International Details of Travis Head

National TeamAustralia since 2016
Test DebutOctober 7, 2018 against Pakistan
Last TestJuly 27, 2023 against England
ODI DebutJune 13, 2016 against West Indies
Last ODISeptember 7, 2023 against South Africa
T20I DebutJanuary 26, 2016 against India
Last T20ISeptember 3, 2023 against South Africa
International Career

Travis Head’s Career Statistics

Batting

FormatMatchesRuns50’s100’s
Tests422904166
ODIs592173154
T20Is2046010
FC154105206021
List A13252212713
T20s1042400101
Batting Stats

Bowling

FormatMatchesBallsWickets
Tests425459
ODIs5992716
T20Is20361
FC154612163
List A132169228
T20s44522
Bowling Stats

Fielding Stats

FormatsCatches
Tests18
ODI14
T20I69
FC39
Fielding Stats

Domestic Career of Travis Head

YearsTeams
2011/12- PresentSouth Australia
2012/13- PresentAdelaide Strikers
2016-17Royal Challengers Bangalore
2016Yorkshire
2018Worcestershire
2021Sussex
Domestic Career

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