Travis Head signs with Washington Freedom for Major League Cricket 2024

Head will join his national teammate Steven Smith at the franchise.

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Travis Head is all set to feature in the Major League Cricket 2024. It will be his first appearance in the league which was established in 2023. The star batter has joined as the third Australian in the dugout of Washington Freedom which already has some of the talented players and coaching personnel in their squad. 

The southpaw will be playing alongside Steve Smith, who was signed by Washington Freedom earlier this year. Furthermore, Ricky Ponting is the head coach of the franchise, which makes it a trinity of Aussies in the same squad. In addition to it, Washington have some of the most talented players in the world in their lineup.

Earlier this year, they announced two of their bowlers, Akeal Hosein and Marco Jansen, as their retained players from the 2023 season, while they recently announced the signing of New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra. As a unit, Freedom already seem to have a compact core of players. 

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Travis Head's busy schedule

After the conclusion of the Test series against the West Indies, Head opted out of the T20I series against New Zealand, which provided him a much-needed break from the game. The Australian cricketer has been a part of the Australian team in the ODI World Cup 2023 and did not get enough rest after winning the major tournament.

He was also a part of the T20I series against India and the Test series against Pakistan and the West Indies. The southpaw took a bit of rest before taking part in the ongoing IPL 2024. He is currently playing for SRH in IPL 2023 and will continue to have a busy schedule. Head will be one of the key players for Australia in the T20 Wolrd Cup 2024.

After the major tournament, Australia are scheduled to play England in September. To make use of the free time in July and August, Head has decided to take part in the MLC 2024. He is likely to be busy from September 2024 to January 2025 given the high-profile series against teams like England and India. 

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