SRH vs RR: Travis Head warned by David Warner to not score runs anymore in IPL 2024

Published - 23 May 2024, 04:34 PM | Updated - 23 May 2024, 04:43 PM

Travis Head
Travis Head

David Warner is hopeful Travis Head will continue to bat in the same manner for Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 that has helped him take the ongoing IPL 2024 by storm. 

Head returned to the IPL after a gap of seven years and hit the ground running. He is one of the best batsmen of the season and is one of the key reasons behind Sunrisers Hyderabad's brilliant performance this season. After finishing tenth in the last edition of the IPL, SRH are on the verge of making it to the final this season.

In 13 games so far, Head has scored 533 runs with the help of one century and four half-centuries. He has scored his runs at an average of almost 45 and a strike rate of close to 200. Only three batters have scored more runs than Head this season. With SRH to play at least one more game this season, Head could further improve his position in the list of most runs in IPL 2024.

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And with Head performing well in the IPL, David Warner is hopeful that he will save some runs for the Australian team in the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Warner hoped that Head would be able to finish the IPL successfully and perform in the same fashion for Australia as well.

"Hopefully he doesn't waste too many more runs over there and can save some for us. Hopefully, he can finish his tournament off well there and bring some of that success to our team," Warner told the Sydney Morning Herald.

David Warner on Jake Fraser-McGurk:

David Warner also spoke about young Jake Fraser-McGurk, another Australian who impressed one and all with his batting in the IPL this year. Fraser-McGurk was initially not a part of any team for the season but was later roped in by Delhi Capitals as an injury replacement.

The highly-rated batsman started his IPL career with a 55-run knock against Lucknow Super Giants and did not look back. The hard-hitting batsman smashed 330 runs at a strike rate of 234.04 including two 15-ball half-centuries. He was backed by many to make the cut for the T20 World Cup but was eventually named as one of the reserves.

Speaking about the youngster, Warner said that going to the T20 World Cup would be a great experience for him and backed him to be a part of the Australia squad for the England tour. He also praised Fraser-McGurk as a team player.

"The experience for him (at the T20 World Cup) will be great and being around the guys and the group where potentially I feel like he'll probably go on that England tour in late August," Warner said.

"As a young kid, he understands what the game's about, what it's like to be around the group as a team player. He asks a lot of questions and he loves the game, which is great," Warner added.

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