IPL 2024 Auction: "Over The Moon" - Travis Head After Joining Sunrisers Hyderabad

Updated - 20 Dec 2023, 12:37 AM

Travis Head
Australian batsman Travis Head

Australian batsman Travis Head had a pretty marvelous day at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 and was picked by the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 6.80 crore. Head was one of the heroes of Australia’s brilliant 2023 ODI World Cup-winning campaign and was the Player of the Match in the semi-final and final.

Travis Head scored a match-winning half-century against South Africa in the CWC 2023 semi-final, whereas he scored a ton against India in front of more than 90,000 Indian fans. Head will also be in action in the IPL 2024 and will look to improve his tournament numbers.

Travis Head’s first response after being added to the SRH roster

Travis Head was pumped up after his signing with Sunrisers Hyderabad and shared a video message. In the video message uploaded by Sunrisers Hyderabad on their official ‘X’ handle, Head said, “Hi, Sunrisers fans, over the moon about joining this year. So many good players in the team, exciting. So many brilliant stories about the Orange Army, how loud they are, how vocal they are. Looking forward to joining.”

Travis Head has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in two Indian Premier League seasons and has represented the franchise in ten games. Head didn’t have a good outing with RCB and now will want to improve his numbers

Apart from Travis Head, his other Australian teammates Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins ended up being the top buys of the day. Starc on one end was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price of INR 24.75 crore whereas Cummins ended up with the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a price of INR 20.50 crore.

Mitchell Starc showcased his happiness in joining the Kolkata Knight Riders and is very excited to play in front of the KKR fans. Speaking in the video message uploaded by KKR, Starc said, “Hey, KKR fans, I am thrilled to be joining the team for this year’s IPL and I can’t wait to get to the Eden Gardens to experience the home fans, the home crowd, and the atmosphere. Look forward to seeing you then. Ami KKR.”

After the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2024 auction, the trade window will once again open on December 20 and will close 30 days before the start of the IPL 17, as per reports. The 2024 edition of the cash-rich league is set to take place in March, April and May.

This year’s IPL will once again prove to be game-changing for young players as they will get the chance to showcase their talent and later become big names for their country. The performance will also be a great chance for the young Indian team players who are in contention to secure a place in the squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup.

The tournament will be held in the West Indies and the USA in June and July, probably just after the Indian Premier League 17.

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