Travis Head (born 29 December 1993) is an Australian Cricketer who plays for Australia in International cricket and Adelaide Strikers in the BBL.
|Full Name||Travis Michael Head|
|Date of Birth||29 December 1993|
|Birth Place||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Playing Role||Batting Allrounder|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off break|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx)||173 cm|
5’ 8” Inch
|Teams||Australia U19, South Australia, Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australians, National Performance Squad, Delhi Capitals, Australia A, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Yorkshire, Worcestershire|
vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 07, 2018
vs West Indies at Warner Park, Jun 13, 2016
vs India at Adelaide Oval, Jan 26, 2016
vs Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 20, 2016
|Records or Achievements (main ones)||He was the 2nd highest scorer in the 2015-16 KFC T20 Big Bash League, with 276 at a strike-rate of 158.62.|
In 2015, he became the youngest captain of the Southern Redbacks and at 21.
Made a domestic record by scoring highest runs in one day match (202 off 120.)
Scored fastest double century in 117 balls in a List A career.
Scored the 5th fastest hundred in the KFC T20 Big Bash League history (53 balls).
|Career Turning Point||Under-19 National Championship in 2012-13 where he was named Player of the Championship.|
|Jersey Number||62 (Australia)|
43 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Educational Qualification||Not known|
|Family||Father- Gary McCollum|
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sisters- Not Known
|Hobbies||Fishing, playing golf and football|
|Favourite Cricketer (s)||Batsman: Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting|
Bowler: Mitchell Johnson
Travis Head’s Domestic Career
Head started his domestic career by representing his South Australia team at both under-17 and under-19 levels.
He then even made his first-class debut for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield at 18 in 2012. Head scored his maiden half-century in his second match and fell short of scoring his maiden century in his third game by scoring 90 runs against Tasmania.
Travis Head was also rewarded with a rookie contract with South Australia at the end of the season.
After his consistent performances in the domestic circuit Head went on to play 18 under-19 One Day International (ODI) matches for the Australian U-19 team.
In the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He was impressive both with the bat and ball during the tournament. He showed great leadership qualities when he captained South Australia to victory in the 2012–13 National Under-19 Championships and was also named the Player of the Championship for the second consecutive year.
Shortly after South Australia’s Shield victory against Victoria in January 2013, Head was hit by a car outside a hotel in Adelaide, receiving injuries to his head and back. Still, he then made a full recovery and returned for South Australia’s next match.
Head was also one of those six young Australian players. They were to be part of the inaugural Ageas Bowl International Cricket Academy during the 2013 season, training at the ground’s facilities.
In his early career, he struggled to reach his maiden first-class century but finished with the scores in the nineties on multiple occasions.
After his score of 90 in his debut season and his unbeaten 95 against Western Australia in 2012, Head made it to the nineties three times in the 2013–14 Sheffield Shield season. After this, he scored his maiden List A century for the National Performance Squad against South Africa A in July 2014.
Travis Head’s International Career
Travis Head made his international debut in the year 2016. Head played his first T20I game against India at Adelaide in January 2016. He scored just two runs in the match.
Later, on June 13, he played his first ODI match against the Windies but was not impressed with the bat. His Maiden half-century came against South Africa, which was his ninth match, he played a good knock of 51 runs in that match.
On October 7, 2018, Head made his debut in the longest format against Pakistan and Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne. Head was dismissed cheaply in the first innings but scored 72 runs off 175 balls in the second innings, which was appreciated by all.
Head is currently a regular member of the Australian test side and plays in the middle order for the team.
Travis Head IPL Carrer
In the 2015 IPL auction, Head was picked by Delhi Capitals for Rs 30 lakhs, however, he didn’t get to play any matches for the team in that season.
Later, in the 2016 IPL auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for Rs 50 lakhs. He then made his IPL debut on April 20, 2016 against Mumbai Indians.
The next year, In 2017, he played for the same team, RCB, and played eight games in that season. Head also scored his maiden IPL fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders. He played a solid knock of 75 runs in that match.
Unknown Facts about Travis Head
- Head used to play football for the South Gawler Football Club.
- In 2013, he suffered a serious car accident. He got 8 stitches on his head and 6 stitches on his back.
- In 2020, Head along with his girlfriend Jessica Davies bought a home in Adelaide which is worth $3.05 million.
- In the 2017-18 BBL season, he lead his team Strikers to their maiden BBL trophy
- He also became the youngest ever captain of South Australia at the age of 21, in 2015.