Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Nov 27 2022, 4:00 PM

I'm a lot more relaxed about things: Travis Head not getting carried away over WC chances


image-laz19kfsHead optimistic about his WC chances [Source: Associated Press]

Travis Head is arguably in the form of his life. The southpaw is relishing the opportunity to bat at the top of the order in 50-over format.

The South Australian showed his batting prowess last week when he bludgeoned the England bowlers at MCG and blazed away to a quick-fire 152 off just 130 deliveries.

However, Head has stated that he is not getting carried away with his chances of staying in the team for next year's World Cup in India. With Aaron Finch retired from the ODI format, Head looks like a perfect player to fill in his shoes.

Head was in terrific form before the 2019 World Cup, but a string of low scores, found himself left out of the World Cup squad.

Head speaks

Speaking to cricket.com.au, Head stated that:

"It will be what it'll be. I have been in that position and watched from the 12 months leading into a World Cup, and missing that was tough, because I felt like I was doing well and things just didn't fall my way.

I've gone away and played three good years of domestic cricket to get my chance again. It started well, but you can't hang your head on it. I've got to stay calm, relaxed and back my ability."

Ever since being promoted at the top of the order in ODIs, Head has formed a formidable partnership with Warner. The duo averages 113.57 in seven innings together and the 28-year-old will be hoping that the good phase continues for him.


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