Head hit 146* runs off 156 deliveries on Day 1 of the WTC final against India.
Australia were under pressure on the opening day of the World Test Championship final against India after a 76-3 run. But the combination of Steve Smith and Travis Head changed the face of the match after the Indian bowlers struggled to impress. On the first day of the final, the head was especially amazing. The 29-year-old hit 146* on 156 shots and decided the course of the game as his partner Smith hit 95*. Thanks to their great partnership, Australia ended the day with him 327-3.
Earlier this year, Head was disqualified from Australia’s first friendly against India in Nagpur. About the same and the future of the Test as a whole, the cricketer said he doesn’t mind being dropped too much. The Australian international also added that although he would like to play every game in the future, he knows it may not happen.
“Honestly, I’m not scared. It’s a great privilege to be where I am and be able to do my own thing. We have a very strong team and selections don’t always go the way you want them to. Nothing like that has happened in the past and it’s out of my control. All I can do is be as consistent as possible on the field and have fun off the field,” Head said, according to ESPNcricinfo.
“Yes, I’d like to play every test, but not always. It gives me a good perspective on moments like this. I hope I don’t get dropped too much in the future, but I’m sure It will be so… you won’t get any extra fuel. I know that certain decisions have been against me in the past, but I feel I have contributed well to this team and am valued within the team. I am very happy to have the support of the staff, the captain and the players,” added the all-rounder.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday 7 June, Head became the first cricketer to score the goal of the century in a WTC Final. He has played excellent cricket so far and will no doubt be aiming for his first double century in the longest format in the history of the game.