How to get into cricket - the thrill of the big hit, the rush of taking the catch, the skill of bowling. From Adelaide, where he played at underage levels for the Craigmore Cricket Club and Trinity College,[4] Head represented South Australia at both under-17 and under-19 level, making his debut in the National Under-19 Championships at the age of 17. [34] After the tournament he joined the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore[35] before going to England to play County cricket for Yorkshire. [40] For Australia's series against Pakistan in January 2017, Head was moved from the middle order to the top order, opening the batting. Skipper Paine batted superbly and looked set to record his maiden Test century before he was trapped lbw by Wagner after a review. After peppering Smith with a series of bouncers on the first day, Wagner finally got the former captain for the third time in three innings with another short delivery. [24] He also finally scored his maiden first-class century, after 17 scores of 50 or more, in a Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia to lead South Australia to a thrilling one-wicket win. [66] On 16 July 2020, Head was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic. Practice match: Rahane leads India A fightback with century. In doing so he helped South Australia to chase down the large target of 351 with three overs to spare. Cameron Green smashes century but Warner stand-ins fail against India in warm-up ... Coach Justin Langer has previously suggested that Matthew Wade and Travis Head … 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. Strikers captain Travis Head has built a reputation as one of the most devastating batsmen in Australian Cricket. At the age of 21 he was the youngest captain of the South Australian side in their 122-year first-class history. The day started well for a New Zealand side that lost the first Test of the three-match series by 296 runs in Perth. Head 114, Smith 85, Paine 79, Wagner 4-83. [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. Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. He was formerly a co vice-captain of the Australian national team in Tests from January 2019 to November 2020.[2][3]. With three overs left in the match, the Strikers needed 51 runs to win and Head needed 55 runs to score his century. [46] Head signed to play for Yorkshire again in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast, but he pulled out of the tournament when he was named the captain of the Australia A side for the 2017 South Africa A Team Tri-Series. 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. [65] He made a century and was named player of the match in the second Test. Travis Head’s profile including their story, stats, height, facts and career info ... Head raises the bat for his second Test century. [1], Head remained a regular selection for the 2012–13 season, usually batting in the middle order. On Day two Smith and Head start very patiently in first… “It's very nice to contribute. [8], He went on to play 18 under-19 One Day International (ODI) matches for the Australian national team, including at the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Head then scored 56 runs in the final three overs to score his century and win the match with three balls to spare, hitting Sean Abbott for three consecutive sixes in the last over. Then, in 2014-15 BBL, he scored his maiden BBL half-century against Brisbane Heat. [59] He had his baggy green cap presented to him from Nathan Lyon.[60]. 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. 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. Batting in the middle order he regularly scored above 30 runs, doing so nine times in fourteen innings before the end of 2016, but he was only able to score three half-centuries with a high score of 57 against New Zealand. A classy left-hand batsman, Head made his Sheffield Shield debut at the age of 18 in the 2011-12 season. Listen to the audiobook of his memoir as read by the man himself, Scarlett Moffatt investigates what lurks beneath. [25] On New Year's Eve he scored his maiden Twenty20 century against the Sydney Sixers, the first century ever scored for the Strikers. undefined Travis Head believes his century against New Zealand shows he has matured as a Test batsman and he has hailed Australia captain Tim Paine for his assistance. In the first match of the season the Redbacks played against New South Wales, whose bowling attack made up the entire Australian bowling attack. "[44] Instead, Head continued to play for South Australia, who played in their second consecutive Sheffield Shield final. James Pattinson picked up his first Test wicket in Australia in four years in removing captain Williamson, who was caught by wicketkeeper Paine for nine after he skied an attempted pull shot. [33] He made his ODI debut on 13 June 2016 against the West Indies. [5] After making his name playing grade cricket for Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club,[6] Head made his first-class cricket debut for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield at the age of 18 in early 2012. [7] He was rewarded at the end of the season with a rookie contract with South Australia. 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 The ball climbed towards Smith's throat and he could only glove to Henry Nicholls at gully. When interpreted literally, the 1976 film ends with a lonely taxi driver, Travis Bickle, saving an adolescent prostitute by killing her pimps, and then becoming a New York City hero who seemingly fulfilled his destiny. [39] He continued to play for Australia consistently in the 2016–17 season, but he was unable to make any big scores. [32], Head was brought into Australia's One Day International (ODI) squad for the first time for a tri-series in the West Indies. 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. [57][58] He made his Test debut for Australia against Pakistan on 7 October 2018. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver builds to a bloody climax and concludes with a cryptic sequences of events — events that may be in Travis Bickle's head. [62][63], In November 2019, he was played against Pakistan in Australia, although he only batted once in the series. [1] He is contracted to South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches. 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. The tourists lost Tom Blundell and Kane Williamson to close on 44-2. Credit: AAP. [12] He showed leadership qualities when he captained South Australia to victory in the 2012–13 National Under-19 Championships, being named Player of the Championship for the second consecutive year. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a part-time offspinner. Domain Test Series v New Zealand. 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. [52][53] Regardless, he did not earn selection in Australia's Test team. At the beginning of the season he became the third Australian in history to score a double century in a List A m… But after his dismissal Australia added only nine runs for the final two wickets, with Tim Southee dismissing Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon to finish with 3-103. [61] In the two-Test series, across three innings, Head scored 84, 161, and 59 not out to raise his Test match batting average to 51 and set a new Test high score. Travis Michael Head (born 29 December 1993) is an Australian international cricketer. "I missed out last time (in Melbourne last year) and I'm happy to have cashed in my chance this time.". [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. [22], In February 2015 Head was named to replace Johan Botha as the captain of South Australia, though Botha stayed with the team for the rest of the season to assist with the transition. Travis Head dedicated his first Test century to the late Phillip Hughes on an emotional opening day of Australia's second match against Sri Lanka. [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. Travis Head scored a century as Australia took control of the second Test against New Zealand in Melbourne on Friday. He kept his place in South Australia's Sheffield Shield side consistently and became the team's captain in 2015. Travis became 3rd Australian in history to score a double century (202 runs off 120 balls) for South Australia in List A game and help to chase down 351 runs target with three overs to spare. 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. [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. Last updated on 27 December 201927 December 2019.From the section Cricket. Travis Head was born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on Wednesday, December 29, 1993 (Millennials Generation). At the age of 21 he was the youngest captain of the South Australian side in their 122-year first-class history. 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. 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. He scored a century but the Redbacks ultimately lost the match. He opened with David Warner and the pair scored 284 runs for the first wicket, with Head scoring 128 himself. Green smashes century but Warner stand-ins fail against India in warm-up ... Coach Justin Langer has previously suggested Matthew Wade and Travis Head … [41] This resulted in Head scoring his maiden ODI century against Pakistan on Australia Day at Adelaide Oval. "It's pretty cool to score a hundred - nice to get my opportunity," said Head after completing his second Test century. [47] As a result of a pay dispute with Cricket Australia, the Australia A side pulled out of this tournament.[48]. 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 … Travis Head scored his 175 runs off 139 balls at the 3rd wicket with Jack Leaning and broke the highest List A partnership record. 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. His final score was 101 runs off 53 balls with 9 sixes and 4 fours. Travis Head is an Australian cricketer, currently contracted to South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches. In February 2015 Head was named to replace Johan Bothaas the captain of South Australia, though Botha stayed with the team for the rest of the season to assist with the transition. 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. Travis Head scored a much-needed century after his place in the Australian team looked in jeopardy. [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. 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. [32], When limited overs opener Aaron Finch returned to form, Head was dropped back to the middle order, though he remained in the Australian side for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. [14] He subsequently played a single Twenty20 game for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League, replacing the injured Kieron Pollard in the team. In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. An astonishing century by Travis Head has driven the Adelaide Strikers to a nailbiting five-wicket triumph over the Sydney Sixers in the BBL. Australia's Travis Head celebrates his century against New Zealand on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test. [18], 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. He is 26 years old and is a Capricorn. Australia dominated proceedings at the Manuka Oval in Canberra as Sri Lanka's bowlers toiled after an impressive start, Head … [54], In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season. Coach Justin Langer has previously suggested Matthew Wade and Travis Head will keep their spots at No.6 and No.5 respectively for the opening Test which begins on December 17 in Adelaide. [13][1] He came close to scoring his maiden century with 95 against Western Australia. His fifth first-class century puts pressure on Australia's incumbent middle order batsmen Matthew Wade and Australia A captain Travis Head, who … Head had an early start to his career, making his first-class at the age of 18 and representing Australia in the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. [15] Shortly after South Australia's Shield win against Victoria in January 2013, he was hit by a car outside a hotel in Adelaide, receiving injuries to his head and back, but he made a full recovery and was able to return for South Australia's next match. Analysis and opinion from the BBC's cricket correspondent. [27] He made his international debut during the series on Australia Day at his home ground, the Adelaide Oval. [26], Head's form was rewarded by national selectors when he was included in Australia's squad for a series of Twenty20 Internationals against India. Travis Head rescued Australia from a dangerous position to post his maiden Test century, including 21 fours and a six Australia resumed on 257-4 and, after Steve Smith fell for 85, Head and Tim Paine (79) put on 150. [49][50] Head did not impress selectors, only scoring totals of 8 and 0,[51] but he bounced back with an impressive, measured half-century against Victoria and a century against Queensland. 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