One-half of Australia’s dynamic opening duo in ODI cricket, Travis Head has confirmed his participation within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) public sale, slated to be organised in December.
“I used to be restricted slightly bit on time final yr with getting married. I’ll put myself on this yr and hopefully get picked up and get a possibility. It was good to be concerned in it a very long time in the past,” Head informed reporters in Kolkata forward of Australia’s semifinal conflict in opposition to South Africa on the Eden Gardens.
The southpaw is likely one of the Aussies who have not performed sufficient within the profitable Indian T20 league. Head represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) through the 2016-17 season and has featured in a complete of 10 matches.
Head has been currently specializing in Check cricket predominantly and that has rewarded him nicely. He was Australia’s third-leading run-getter through the Ashes 2023 behind Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith. Having cemented his place in Australia’s red-ball squad, the 29-year-old now desires to “discover alternatives” within the different codecs and “get extra expertise and be taught”.
“I really feel like the sport has advanced now and, subsequent yr, now we have a large block out, the place I can play a good bit of white-ball cricket if I get picked up or discover myself in some groups all over the world, so it is a path that I wanna attempt to discover.
“Having put all of the eggs within the red-ball basket for a time frame now and I really feel like I’m actually in good house mentally in my sport and if I can switch by means of codecs nicely then I’m desirous to discover what these alternatives are and get extra expertise and be taught,” he added.
Head instantly made an impression on his return to the taking part in XI and scored a match-winning ton in opposition to New Zealand in Dharamsala and is cognizant of the truth that Australia have the chance to win their sixth ODI World Cup title.
“I am positive everybody has considered that. It hasn’t actually been spoken about as a bunch, however we all know what’s on the finish of this match and what’s up for grabs,” Head mentioned.
“You have to make the semis to provide your self an opportunity and if we do issues proper in a few days’ time we discover ourselves in a ultimate. That is sooner or later, however geez, we have put in numerous laborious work during the last couple of months to get to this stage, so we wish to benefit from it,” he concluded.
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