Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Travis Michael Head

Born

December 29, 1993, Adelaide, South Australia

Age

30y 65d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

A talented, aggressive left-hand batter earmarked for big things at a young age, Travis Head earned his first call-up to Australia's squad at the age of 22 for a series of T20Is against India in early 2016 and it was initially the white-ball game where he established himself before Test cricket took over following a debut in 2018.

He had made his Sheffield Shield debut at the age of 18 in the 2011-12 season and over the next few summers he established his place in the South Australia batting line-up and was a consistent contributor, though a maiden century proved elusive despite his regular scores in the nineties. In February 2015, Head was named captain of the Redbacks and at 21 became the state's youngest captain of all time. He had been viewed as a future leader ever since he captained South Australia to the Under-19 National Championship title in 2012-13 and was named Player of the Championship. As captain of South Australia he showed maturity beyond his years, and in 2015-16 steered them to their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years, along the way scoring 721 runs himself at an average of 36.05.

In 2018 he earned his first Test call-up of part of a new look Australia side which faced Pakistan in the UAE. He played 16 consecutive Tests, scoring a maiden hundred against Sri Lanka in Canberra, before missing the final match of the Ashes series but returned for the home season and notched a second ton in the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand.

He was dropped again midway through the 2020-21 series against India but remained prolific at domestic level. The following season he was preferred ahead of Usman Khawaja for the final middle-order spot and produced a thrilling, match-defining 85-ball century which came within a session. Another blistering hundred followed in the final game in Hobart to secure the Compton-Miller medal as Player of the Series despite missing the Sydney Test with Covid.
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Travis Head Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests48795313417542.35484164.7371638126250
ODIs65625239715242.052337102.5651626553170
T20Is262536569129.81446147.0801622760
FC160284171075022340.261723062.392260140166760
List A1381349544523043.565251103.691428597124420
T20s110106132596101*27.911926134.78110202112360

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests4829640382124/104/1031.833.5853.3100
ODIs65371053999182/212/2155.505.6958.5000
T20Is264365611/161/1656.009.3336.0000
FC16014762163945664/104/1059.773.8094.1100
List A1386718181802302/92/960.065.9460.6000
T20s11044445627223/163/1628.508.4520.2000
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Rachin Ravindra nurdles the ball past Alex Carey
There was no getting anything past the bin lid, Travis Head, at short leg
Travis Head made 29 off 36 balls
Travis Head reaches out for the ball
Travis Head maximised the powerplay for Australia
Travis Head gave Australia a blitzy start