Travis Head

Personal details 

Full NameTravis Head 
Date of birthDecember 29, 1993
Age30 
NationalityAustralia 
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Current teamSunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 
PositionTop order
Batting styleLeft hand Bat
Bowling styleRight arm Offbreak
Jersey number62
Started playingJanuary 26, 2016
Family membersFather – Simon Head 
Mother – Ann Head
Wife – Jessica Head 

Travis Head Recent Matches 

MATCHBatDateGroundFormat
SRH vs LSG89*08-May-2024HyderabadT20
SRH vs MI4806-May-2024WankhedeT20
SRH vs RR5802-May-2024HyderabadT20
SRH vs CSK1328-Apr-2024ChennaiT20
SRH vs RCB125-Apr-2024HyderabadT20

Batting Stats 

FORMATMatRunsHSAveSR100s50s
Tests49317317541.7564.71716
ODIs65239715242.05102.56516
T20Is266569129.81147.0801

Bowling stats 

FORMATMatWktsBBMAveEconSR4w
Tests49124/1032.413.5754.31
ODIs65182/2155.55.6958.50
T20Is2611/16569.33360

Teams 

Australia

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Adelaide Strikers

Australia Under-19s

Delhi Daredevils

Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers

Royal Challengers Bangalore

South Australia

South Australia Second XI

South Australia Under-23s

Yorkshire

About Travis Head 

Travis Michael Head, born on December 29, 1993, is an Australian cricketer who represents his country internationally. He plays for South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers in domestic matches and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Head is known for his aggressive left-handed batting style, often opening in limited-overs matches and batting in the middle-order in Tests. Additionally, he occasionally bowls right-arm off-spin. Notably, Head served as the vice-captain of the Australian national Test team from January 2019 to November 2020, and was reinstated to the role alongside Steve Smith in the 2023 series against Pakistan. He played a pivotal role in Australia’s victories in the 2023 ICC World Test Championship final and the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup final, earning the Player of the Match award in both instances. Head also achieved the distinction of being the second player to score a century when batting second in a World Cup final, and the first player to score centuries in two ICC tournament finals in the same calendar year.

Travis Head Career Highlights 

– He made a match-defining century at the Gabba during the Ashes series, setting the tone for destructive Test innings.

– Head emerged as a key player in Australia’s white-ball cricket, especially central to their 2023 ODI World Cup plans.

– In the final against India, he scored 137 runs off 120 balls, solidifying his status as a cult hero.

– Head earned his first call-up to Australia’s squad for T20Is against India in early 2016.

– Initially establishing himself in white-ball cricket, he later transitioned to Test cricket following his debut in 2018.

Travis Head Awards 

-Australian Domestic Player of the Year: 2022.

-ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year: 2022, 2023.

-ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year: 2023.

-Sheffield Shield Player of the Year: 2015-16.

Career 

Domestic career 

Travis Head’s domestic cricket career has been marked by consistent performances and leadership roles. Making his Sheffield Shield debut at just 18 years old in the 2011-12 season, he quickly established himself as a mainstay in the South Australia batting lineup. Known for his batting prowess and maturity beyond his years, Head became their youngest captain at 21 in February 2015. Under his leadership, South Australia reached their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years during the 2015-16 season. Head’s contributions with the bat were instrumental in guiding his team to success, earning him recognition as a future leader of Australian cricket. Throughout his domestic career, Head’s ability to perform under pressure and lead by example has solidified his status as one of South Australia’s most valuable players.

IPL Career 

YEARMATRUNSHSAVGSR10050
Career2173810243.41179.1315
20241153310253.3201.8914
2017715175*30.2139.8101
2016354372713500

International career 

Travis Head’s resurgence in late 2021 propelled his international cricket career. His impactful 85-ball century during the Ashes series set the stage for a string of destructive Test innings. Central to Australia’s 2023 ODI World Cup plans, his recovery from a broken hand underscored his importance. Head’s first call-up to Australia’s T20I squad came at 22 in 2016, initially excelling in white-ball cricket before transitioning to Tests in 2018. As captain of South Australia, he led them to their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years in 2015-16. Despite setbacks, including being dropped mid-series against India in 2020-21, Head’s domestic form remained strong. His outstanding performances earned him the Compton-Miller medal, despite missing a Test due to Covid. Notable was his brilliant 163 in the World Test Championship final against India, capping off a remarkable year with two medals.

Test Career 

Travis Head’s Test career, spanning from 2018 to 2024, comprises 49 matches and 81 innings. During this period, he amassed 3173 runs at an impressive average of 41.75. His highest score stands at 175 runs. Head notched up 7 centuries and 16 half-centuries, showcasing his consistency with the bat. He faced 4903 deliveries, maintaining a strike rate of 64.71. 

ODI Career 

In his ODI career spanning from 2016 to 2024, Travis Head has participated in 65 matches, playing 62 innings with 5 not outs. Over this period, he accumulated a total of 2397 runs at an impressive average of 42.05. His highest score stands at 152 runs. Head has recorded 5 centuries and 16 half-centuries, showcasing his ability to convert starts into significant contributions.

T20 International Career 

In his T20I career spanning from 2016 to 2024, Travis Head has played 26 matches, featuring in 25 innings with 3 not outs. Throughout this period, he has scored a total of 656 runs at an average of 29.81. His highest score in T20Is stands at 91 runs. While he is yet to register a century, he has notched up one half-century.

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