Worcestershire has secured the services of Australia’s Travis Head, as their overseas player across formats for the upcoming season. Head will start his county stint from April and stay on until the T20 finals day, scheduled for September 15.
In between, he will miss two Championship fixtures in June when Australia will play an ODI series and T20I in England.
The Australian batsman is hopeful that the experience in English conditions will boost his chances for a Test spot. Head had already made his ODI and T20I debut. He recently led Adelaide Strikers to the Big Bash title. He also made 96 in Australia’s only victory in the one-day series against England.
“He has just captained Adelaide Strikers to the Big Bash title after playing a big part with the bat in the final and semi-final and played that fine inning against England in a recent ODI. But he is ambitious to play Test cricket, and Cricket Australia have encouraged him and other young players to play cricket this summer,” Curtis said.
“He is hungry to do well and play all types of cricket, and he also spoke to Mo [Moeen Ali] in Australia, and he gave him positive vibes about coming to Worcestershire. In addition to his batting, Travis is keen to develop his spin bowling, and certainly, in white ball cricket he is used in that role by the Strikers.”
Head made his international debut in January 2016 during the T20I series against India. So far, he has played 34 ODIs and 10 T20Is, scoring over 1,200 runs. In first-class cricket, he has amassed 3729 runs at an average of 35.17 including six centuries.