In doing so he helped South Australia to chase down the large target of 351 with three overs to spare. [30] He led South Australia to their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years and was named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, having scored 699 runs at an average of 38.83 before the final,[31] which South Australia lost. When Brad Hodge left the Adelaide Strikers, Head replaced him as the team's captain, adding it to his captaincy of South Australia and making him the captain of the state's highest-level team in all three formats of the game. [38], As Head was part of Australia's squad for their tour of South Africa, he was unable to captain the Redbacks in the Matador Cup. Strikers captain Travis Head has built a reputation as one of the most devastating batsmen in Australian Cricket. [1], Head remained a regular selection for the 2012–13 season, usually batting in the middle order. Head came into the match under pressure after a lean spell, but silenced his critics with his second Test century, reaching three figures off 222 balls. [45] Due to weather neither of Australia's first two matches in the tournament were completed and Head did not get a chance to bat, but in Australia's only completed match, against hosts England, Head top scored for Australia with 71 not out in a losing effort. Australia resumed on 257-4 and, after Steve Smith fell for 85, Head and Tim Paine (79) put on 150. “It's very nice to contribute. [9][10] He impressed with both bat and ball during the tournament, scoring 87 off 42 balls against Scotland[11] and taking three wickets against Bangladesh in the quarter-final. As captain his fortunes continued to improve in the 2015–16 season as he shone in all three formats of the game. [1] He is contracted to South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches. Travis Head shrugged off accusations of wastefulness to convert a start into a century before Australia’s bowlers rammed home their advantage over New Zealand on day two at the MCG. Australia in lead of the Second Test on second day of the Boxing Day test match as Aussies Score 467 in first inning Courtesy Travis head 114 and Smith,Paine's half Century.Kivis loss there 2 wickets on 44 at the end of the Day two. Travis Head hit a century and Australia took two late New Zealand wickets as the hosts continued to dominate the second Test on day two in Melbourne. Travis Head hit a century and Australia took two late New Zealand wickets as the hosts continued to dominate the second Test on day two in Melbourne. Travis Head reacts after scoring a century for South Australia at Karen Rolton Oval (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images) Source:Getty Images Travis Head would have heard the hype as Cameron Green sounded a warning to Test selectors that he was ready for a step in to the big time. [57][58] He made his Test debut for Australia against Pakistan on 7 October 2018. Head 114, Smith 85, Paine 79, Wagner 4-83. Credit: AAP. [62][63], In November 2019, he was played against Pakistan in Australia, although he only batted once in the series. [59] He had his baggy green cap presented to him from Nathan Lyon.[60]. He is 26 years old and is a Capricorn. [41] This resulted in Head scoring his maiden ODI century against Pakistan on Australia Day at Adelaide Oval. Travis Michael Head (born 29 December 1993) is an Australian international cricketer. Listen to the audiobook of his memoir as read by the man himself, Scarlett Moffatt investigates what lurks beneath. In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. [55][56] In September 2018, he was named in Australia's Test squad for their series against Pakistan. Head spent 45 minutes in the 90s, straddling the tea interval, and saw Mitchell Starc fall for one before finally bringing up his century. The explosive left-hander blasted the club’s first BBL century with an unbeaten 101 against the Sydney Sixers on New Year’s Eve of 2015 and is Adelaide’s all-time leading Big Bash runscorer. He scored a century but the Redbacks ultimately lost the match. [42] This stands as the highest partnership for any wicket for Australia and the second highest opening stand in ODIs. Last updated on 27 December 201927 December 2019.From the section Cricket. Head made 114 - he was one of four wickets for Neil Wagner - as Australia lost their last five wickets for 33 to finish on 467. On Day two Smith and Head start very patiently in first… A gutsy unbeaten century to skipper Travis Head, who carried his bat on the fourth day, thwarted Tasmania as teams share the points with a draw Louis Cameron at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide 22 October 2020, 06:42 PM AEST [40] For Australia's series against Pakistan in January 2017, Head was moved from the middle order to the top order, opening the batting. Head started the 2017–18 Sheffield Shield season as one of many players in contention to take Australia's number 6 spot in the upcoming Ashes against England. The day started well for a New Zealand side that lost the first Test of the three-match series by 296 runs in Perth. At the beginning of the season he became the third Australian in history to score a double century in a List A match with 202 runs from 120 balls. Travis Head Century Big Bash Today Innings Highlights Head crushed a momentous nine sixes on his way to an unbeaten 101 off 53 balls as the Strikers pursued down the Sixers’ 5 for 176 to the joy of a sellout Adelaide Oval group on Friday night. At the age of 21 he was the youngest captain of the South Australian side in their 122-year first-class history. Travis Head notched a timely half-century for South Australia while leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson guided the Bulls to an outright win over Tasmania on the … "It's pretty cool to score a hundred - nice to get my opportunity," said Head after completing his second Test century. Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. Australia fought back from 28/3 to end the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at 384/4 after Joe Burns and Travis Head stitched together a brisk 308-run partnership, with both players scoring centuries, at the Manuka Oval on Friday, 1 February. With three overs left in the match, the Strikers needed 51 runs to win and Head needed 55 runs to score his century. Travis Head hit a century and Australia took two late New Zealand wickets as the hosts continued to dominate the second Test on day two in Melbourne. [1] He made a promising start to his career with three matches for South Australia, scoring his maiden half-century in his second match and falling short of scoring his maiden century in his third match with 90 runs against Tasmania. Australia dominated proceedings at the Manuka Oval in Canberra as Sri Lanka's bowlers toiled after an impressive start, Head … Just days after almost being dropped, vice-captain Travis Head has cemented his spot in Australia's top-six by scoring his second Test century. At the age of 21 he was the youngest captain of the South Australian side in their 122-year first-class history. Read about our approach to external linking. How to get into cricket - the thrill of the big hit, the rush of taking the catch, the skill of bowling. Head … [27] He made his international debut during the series on Australia Day at his home ground, the Adelaide Oval. Though he was originally not included in the squad, the selectors decided that they needed to give younger players more experience in Asian conditions after they had lost the first two matches of the Test series. He kept his place in South Australia's Sheffield Shield side consistently and became the team's captain in 2015. "[44] Instead, Head continued to play for South Australia, who played in their second consecutive Sheffield Shield final. Australia hasn't played a Test since January, meaning there's little form to go on, but Travis Head made a century against New Zealand in Melbourne just two Tests ago, while Wade, who is approaching his 33rd birthday, failed to reach 40 in the series against the Kiwis. [34] After the tournament he joined the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore[35] before going to England to play County cricket for Yorkshire. [37] He had to leave Yorkshire early when he was brought to Sri Lanka to train with Australia's Test squad and play in their ODI squad. [36] In his fourth match for Yorkshire he broke the club's record for the highest List A batting partnership, putting on 274 runs for the third wicket with Jack Leaning. [54], In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season. Sydney: Ajinkya Rahane geared up for the much-anticipated four-Test series against Australia with a resolute century, steering India 'A' to 237/8 against Australia 'A' on the opening day of the first warm-up mach here on Sunday. Then, in 2014-15 BBL, he scored his maiden BBL half-century against Brisbane Heat. [43] Despite his strong form in One Day Internationals and in domestic cricket, averaging over 60 in the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season, Head was not included in Australia's Test squad for the 2017 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, though Australian coach Darren Lehmann said "We expect him in the not-too-distant future to get his chance in Test cricket. 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