Travis Head eyeing an encore in final T20I against India
Travis Head was happy to be in a winning partnership with Moises Henriques in the previous game.
Published - Oct 12, 2017 11:11 pm | Updated - Oct 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Australian batsman Travis Head was happy to be a part of the match-winning partnership with Moises Henriques in the previous game and is an eyeing an encore of his performance in the final T20I as well, where his team will take on India one last time, this year.
Head (48 off 34) and Moises Henriques (62 off 46) had shared an unbeaten 109-run stand off 76 balls to fire Australia to a series-levelling win in just 15.3 overs in the second Twenty20I. On the tour, Head successfully got few good starts but failed to convert them into big knocks. He had scores of 39 (Kolkata, 2nd ODI), 29 (Bengaluru, 3rd ODI and 42 (Nagpur, 5th ODI) in the preceding ODI series.
Changed a few things in the training
“Hopefully, it’s me again. If the bowlers can do what they did and get us in the game like they have all series it would be fantastic,” he said on the eve of the Hyderabad T20I.
“We have changed a few things up at training. Personally, I’ve gone back to some stuff and drill-work I did at home. Just slow things down and get into good positions. It would be fantastic if bowlers also put up a competitive performance to win the match,” Head added.
The South Australian skipper is also looking to make his Ashes case against an all-Test NSW bowling attack in the first of three crucial Sheffield Shield fixtures. Australian selector Mark Waugh named Head in a group of batting all-rounders vying for the Test No.6 spot with Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright as the other contenders.
While he hasn’t quite added to his claim in the limited-overs tour of India, Head will get an opportunity to press his claims in a day-night match against NSW from October 27 at Adelaide Oval.
“I haven’t been able to do that so it probably makes the next three Shield games more important to put my case forward,” said the all-rounder.