Travis Head

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Travis Head
Personal information
Full name Travis Michael Head
Born (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 22)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Middle order batsman
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 213) 13 June 2016 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 62
T20I debut (cap 82) 26 January 2016 v India
Last T20I 31 January 2016 v India
T20I shirt no. 62
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012–present South Australia
2013–present Adelaide Strikers
2016–present Royal Challengers Bangalore
2016–present Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 1 2 44 30
Runs scored 1 28 2,607 1,032
Batting average 1.00 14.00 33.00 36.85
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 3/18 3/3
Top score 1 26 192 202
Balls bowled 36 6 1,334 291
Wickets 0 0 14 2
Bowling average 66.85 97.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/42 2/9
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 16/– 9/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 July 2016

Travis Michael Head (born 29 December 1993) is an Australian cricketer, currently contracted to South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches. He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia on 26 January 2016 against India.[1] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut on 13 June 2016 against the West Indies.[2]

From Adelaide, where he played at underage levels for the Craigmore Cricket Club,[3] 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.[4] He went on to play 18 under-19 One Day International (ODI) matches for the Australian national team, including at the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup.[5] Having been awarded a rookie contract by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), Head made his first-class debut for South Australia during the 2011–12 season of the Sheffield Shield, in a match against Victoria at the Adelaide Oval.[6] He went on to play in each of South Australia's three remaining Shield matches, scoring two half-centuries with a best of 90 runs against Tasmania, which included a 177-run partnership with Michael Klinger (219 not out).[7]

Head remained a regular selection for the 2012–13 season, usually batting in the middle order.[8] He again participated in the National Under-19 Championships, and was named Player of the Tournament for a second consecutive championships.[9] Head subsequently played a single Twenty20 game for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League, replacing the injured Kieron Pollard in the team.[10] However, 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.[11] At grade cricket level, Head plays for Tea Tree Gully.[12]

On 31 December 2015, during a Big Bash match, Head led the Strikers to a memorable victory against the Sydney Sixers scoring 7 sixes and 2 fours in the final three overs, ending up scoring 101 in 53 balls.[13]

Career best performances[edit]

Batting
Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 192 South Australia v Tasmania Glenelg Oval, Adelaide 2015 [14]
LA 202 South Australia v Western Australia Hurstville Oval, Sydney 2015 [15]
T20 101* Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2015 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India tour of Australia, 1st T20I: Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 5th Match: West Indies v Australia at Basseterre, Jun 13, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Head to India - Craigmore Cricket Club. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  4. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Travis Head – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  5. ^ Under-19 ODI matches played by Travis Head (18) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  6. ^ South Australia v Victoria – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  8. ^ Sheffield Shield 2012/13: batting and fielding for South Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  9. ^ Travis Head player profile – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  10. ^ Adelaide Strikers opt for novice Travis Head, 18, at the crease – news.com.au. Published 9 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  11. ^ Redbacks' rookie Travis Head hit by carThe Australian. Published 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  12. ^ Player profile – Southern Redbacks. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  13. ^ http://live.cricket.com.au/#/1555/38972
  14. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 2015/16 - South Australia v Tasmania Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2015 - SA v WA Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Big Bash League, 2015/16 - Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016.