Vishal Mehra ∙ Nov 7 2022, 4:04 AM

Travis Head likely to replace Aaron Finch in ODIs, reveals Andrew McDonald 

image-la68ni88Travis Head is likely to open for Australia in ODIs [Source: Twitter]

With the One-Day International (ODI) retirement of Aaron Finch, the opening position in the Australian team is up for grabs. Head coach Andrew McDonald, who is gearing up to take on England in a three-match ODI series after the conclusion of the Tests series against West Indies, revealed that Travis Head is most likely to occupy the opening slot and replace the former skipper.

Australia head into the series, after being knocked out of the Super 12 stage, and will be under new captain Pat Cummins. The selectors will announce the squad for the series sometime this week.

The southpaw has played 28 Tests, 48 ODIs, and 17 T20Is for Australia since debuting in 2016. Out of Head's 1,583 50-overs runs, 310 have come in 2022, which include one hundred and two half-centuries.

McDonald speaking to media said, 

"I think Travis Head will get some opportunities with the retirement of Aaron Finch. We're excited to see what he can do in one-day cricket.

We saw how he went in Pakistan against a world-class attack, he was able to take them on and his one-day domestic record is second to none. He's got big hundreds, and double hundreds."

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