Last Update on: December 19th, 2022 at 01:46 pm
IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Travis Head In The IPL Auction. Australian batter Travis Head played his last IPL season in 2017 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has registered himself for the upcoming auction with a base price of INR 2 crores as well. It will be interesting to see if he earns a contract.
In his 10 appearances for RCB in 2016 and 2017, Travis Head averaged 29 and had a 138 strike rate. Although he is not a member of Australia’s T20I squad, IPL teams may be interested in signing the left-hander because he not only can bat against spin well but is also a useful off-spinner himself.
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Travis Head has played for RCB previously in the IPL 2016 and 2017 seasons. Overall, he has played 10 matches scoring 205 runs at an average of 29.29 and s strike rate of 139.81.
The southpaw recently played as an opener for Australia in the ODI series against England that they won. Travis Head missed out on the 2022 T20 World Cup squad and can look to revive his T20 career with another good season.
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Travis Head has featured in 31 Tests, 51 ODIs, and 17 T20Is. While he averages around 40-45 with the bat in Tests and ODIs, his average of 26.53 in T20Is isn’t that great but he has the experience of playing 97 T20s.
IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Travis Head In The IPL Auction
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Travis Head isn’t part of Australia’s T20I team, but RCB might show interest in the left-hander because not only he is an excellent player of spin bowling, but also can contribute with the ball as an off-spinner – characteristics similar to Glenn Maxwell, the all-rounder who at the moment is uncertain of his fitness.
Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out for months of action after sustaining an ankle injury recently and this has also put his participation in the IPL 2023 under threat. In that case, RCB can chase Travis Head, who would be available for a cheap price too, in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Travis Head had also played previously for RCB in 2016 and 2017 and the franchise may be interested to buy him back again after 5 years.