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Travis Head


ABOUT

Full NameTravis Michael Head

BornDecember 29, 1993

Height5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)

NationalityAustralia

RoleMiddle-order batsman/Left-handed, Right-arm offbreak Bowler

Relation(s)Simon Head (Father)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
SOA vs TAS 7 9 1 0 77.78 0 0 0 0 0 0
SOA vs QUN 47 52 6 1 90.38 0 0 0 0 0 0
AUS vs SL 12 & 5 36 & 4 0 & 1 0 & 0 33.33 & 125.00 8 0 27 0 3.38 0
SL vs AUS 6 16 0 0 37.50 2.5 0 10 4 3.53 0
SL vs AUS 27 33 3 0 81.82 0 0 0 0 0 0
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 48 45 1583 1689 3 37.69 93.72 2 12 128 161 27 13 0
TESTs 28 44 1601 2925 3 39.04 54.73 4 8 161 185 6 15 0
T20Is 17 16 345 259 3 26.53 133.20 0 0 48 22 11 4 0
T20s 97 93 2251 1695 13 28.13 132.80 1 9 101 159 95 32 0
LISTAs 118 114 4542 4504 7 42.44 100.84 11 23 230 479 97 36 0
FIRSTCLASS 137 243 9110 15108 14 39.78 60.29 19 51 223 1191 45 64 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 48 30 140.3 818 14 58.42 5.82 2/22 0 0
TESTs 28 14 48.5 161 4 40.25 3.29 4/10 0 0
T20Is 17 4 6 56 1 56.00 9.33 1/16 0 0
T20s 97 44 74.1 627 22 28.50 8.45 3/16 0 0
LISTAs 118 60 268 1621 26 62.34 6.04 2/9 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 137 130 976.1 3719 58 64.12 3.80 4/10 0 0
ABOUT

Travis Head Biography


Travis Michael Head is an Australian Cricketer who has emerged as a reliable middle order batsman in the limited overs format.


He was born on 29th December 1993. He is a left-handed batsman and also has the ability to bowl right arm off break.


Head is a part of the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL. He has also been a regular feature of the South Australia domestic side.


He was also an integral member of the U 19 World Cup Australian side in 2012.


Head has also the distinction of being the youngest captain for the Redbacks.


He has also played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore side in the IPL and has also played for the English County side Yorkshire.


Head has played 65 matches in his career till now and has scored 2,165 runs at an average of 37.32.


He has taken 16 scalps at an average of 59.37.


Background


Travis Head is touted to be a capable and fine middle-order batsman in the limited overs format, who has also the ability to bowl some effective off breaks.


Hailing from Adelaide, where he had played at the underage levels for the Craigmore Cricket Club.


Head has represented South Australia at both under-17 and under-19 level.


Debut


Head made his first-class cricket debut for his home state South Australia in the Sheffield Shield at the age of 18 in early 2012.


He made a promising start to his where he scored his maiden half-century in his second match and falling short of scoring his maiden century in his third match with 90 runs against the Tasmanian side.


His consistent performances were well rewarded as he earned a rookie contract with South Australia.


Head's form was rewarded by national selectors when he was included in Australia's squad T20 series against a formidable Indian side.


He made his international debut during the series at his home ground, the iconic Adelaide Oval.


Consistency again earned Head a maiden call-up to the Australian ODI squad for the first time against the West Indies. He finally made his ODI debut on 13 June 2016.


High Points


Head’s leadership quality came to the fore as he led South Australia to their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years and was named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, as he scored 699 runs at an average of 38.83 before the final, in which his side lost.


In the limited over’s format, Head has started to become a vital cog in the Australian side. He has donned multiple roles with the bat mostly batting in the middle order slot, providing solidity to the side.


He also opened the innings in early 2017 as a part of an experiment by the management. His debut as an opener saw him reaching to his first century and also being involved in a historical opening stand with David Warner.


Low Points


In the early part of Head's career, he struggled to reach his maiden first-class century, instead finishing with scores in the nineties on multiple occasions during the 2013-14 Sheffield Season.


Head did not impress the selectors during the 2017-18 Sheffield season, as the only scoring totals of 8 and 0, but he strongly bounced back with an impressive knock against Victoria and a century against Queensland.


Due to his inconsistent performance in the Sheffield Shield season, he did not earn selection in Australia's Test team.


Club Career


Head had been a talked about name in the Australian domestic circuit. An elegant stroke maker who also has incredible power in his shots. He has been over the years been a vital cog for the Redbacks.


Head is also an important part of the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL. He has also played county cricket for Yorkshire. He has been a part of the Bangalore franchise in the IPL.


Captaincy


In February 2015 Head was named as the Captain to replace Johan Botha as the captain of South Australia.


As the captain his fortunes continued took a turn for good during the 2015–16 season as he showed his class in all three formats of the game.


When Brad Hodge left the Adelaide Strikers, Head replaced him as the team's captain in the BBL.


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