Travis Head, benched for the first Test against India, has been picked by former Australian goalkeeper Ian Healy as the long-term ‘Australian captain’.
Head have been in excellent form recently in domestic games and have practiced diligently on the worn pitches in anticipation of a difficult trip to India. However, Matt Renshaw started in his place for the season-opening contest. Australia’s experiment failed, as they lost by innings.
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“(He is) a potential captain. Who will be our future captain? I don’t think Marnus is made for the captaincy… Travis Head is one of them. He has captained South Australia since he was 21 and we are messing with him at a time when we should be revving him up.” Healy said on Sen radio.
The director is 29 years old, the same age as the current Test captain, Pat Cummins. Healy also predicted that Head would quickly become the Test starter.
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“I think he will be our starter before long. He will replace one of Khawaja and Warner, whichever goes first. Both could go simultaneously, and Travis Head will be our Australian debut.” Head has opened 18 instances in ODIs for an average of 51.3.
‘He’s part of the conversation for this test’: Pat Cummins on Travis Head
Australia captain Pat Cummins has stated that Travis Head is very much in the talks for the second Test match, implying that the middle-order batsman may eventually be selected. South Australia have been in top form at home matches of late and have diligently prepared on worn pitches ahead of a daunting trip to India.
Nonetheless, he was benched for the series opener, with matt renshaw replacing it. The experiment had failed, with Australia losing by innings.
“Travis (Head) has been amazing, he’s been working hard on his game. He is absolutely as much a part of the conversation for this Test as he was in the 1st. he told reporters before the second test match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.