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Travis Head Biography – Records | Stats | Family | Career

Travis Head Biography: Travis Head started his Cricketing journey at the age of 18. Travis Head is one of the most prominent players in Australia and has a high leadership quality as he led South Australia to their first Sheffield finals after 20 years.

A talented, aggressive batter earned his first call-up to Australia’s squad at the age of 22 for a series of T20Is against India in early 2016.

His solidity in the middle-order slot helped the side on many occasions for his side. He foresaw his opener debut with his first century alongside David Warner. He replaced Johan Botha as captain of South Australia in February 2015.

He was impressive during the 2015-16 season as he stunned everyone in all three game formats. He was named as the captain after Brad Hodge left Adelaide Strikers.

Travis Head Biography

Tavis Head, the left-handed batsman also has the ability to bowl right arm off break. He plays for Adelaide Strikers in the BBL. He was part of the Australia U19 World Cup squad in 2012.

Head was the youngest captain for the Redbacks. He also plays for RCB in the IPL and is also part of the Yorkshire in County Championship.

Full Name
Travis Michael Head
Age 30 Years
Date of Birth December 29, 1993
Place of Birth
Adelaide, South Africa, Australia
5 ft 8 In (179 cm)
Father- Simon Head
Mother- Ann Head
Wife- Jess Davies
Marital Status Married
Playing Role Bowler
Test– Pakistan vs Australia, October 07-11, 2018
ODI– West Indies vs Australia, June 13, 2016.
T20I – Australia vs India, January 26, 2016
FC – Victoria vs South Aust, February 02-05, 2012
List A – NSW vs South Aust, February 14, 2013
T20 – Scorchers vs Strikers, January 10, 2013
Teams Played
Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Australia, South Australia Second Xl, South Australia Under-23s, Yorkshire

Travis Head Family

Travis Head has two siblings a brother Ryan Head and a sister named Chelsea Head. Travis started playing cricket in his backyard when he was six years old. He started playing underage-level cricket. He played for Craigmore Club and Trinity College where he completed his schooling.

By the age of 10, he played for Tea Tree District Cricket Club before playing in district-level cricket. By the age of 16, he played in various age-level cricket tournaments for South Australia.

Domestic Career

Travis Head made his First-class debut during the match between Victoria vs South Australia on February 02-05, 2012. He contributed 12 runs in the match but they lost the match with 186 runs difference.

Travis Head
Travis Head (image: CA)

Travis Head made his List A debut during the match between NSW and South Australia on February 14, 2013. He scored 4 runs and their side lost the game by 56 runs.

Head made his T20 debut during the match between Scorchers and Strikers on January 10, 2013, where scorchers won the match by 98 runs.

BBL Career

He played his first Adelaide Strikers in the BBL edition 2012-13. During the 2014-15 BBL, he scored his maiden BBL half-century against Brisbane Heat. He scored his first century against Sydney Sixers in the 2015-16 BBL.

He scored two half-centuries in the next two games of the tournament. During the 2017-18 edition of BBL, he played nine matches for Strikers and scored 374 runs, including three fifties with the highest score of 85 runs.

He played three matches for the strikers in the 2019 BBL edition where he amassed 228 runs with a strike rate of 140.74.

IPL Career

During the IPL 2015 season, he was picked by Delhi Daredevils for INR 30 lakhs but didn’t play in the tournament. During IPL 2016, RCB bought him for INR 50 lakhs and played the first match against Mumbai Indians.

International Career

ODI career

Travis Head made his ODI debut in the match between West Indies and Australia at Basseterre on June 13, 2016, where Windies won the match by four wickets.

Test Career

Travis Head made his Test debut in the match between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai on October 07-11, 2018 where he scored 72 runs in the second innings where the 1st Test resulted as draw.

T20I career

Travis Head made his T20I debut on the match between Australia and India on January 26, 2016, where India won the match by 37 runs.

World Cup Career

Travis Head made his World Cup debut during the match at Dharamsala on October 28, 2023, against New Zealand. Notably, he was sidelined from the previous two matches in the World Cup 2023 edition.

ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023

  • He was impressive during the match against New Zealand on October 28 scoring a ton at Dharamsala where Australia won by 5 runs.
  • He contributed 11 runs during the match against England at Narendra Modi Stadium where his side won by 33 runs.
  • He scored a fifty during the match against South Africa in the 2nd semifinals of the tournament, where Australia folded South Africa for 212 runs. His score of 62 runs helped the side to have a good start in their innings.

Travis Head records 

  • Travis Head has become the first Australian to hit two double centuries. He was one of the three players who scored double centuries at International career.
  • His 230 runs knock is the second-highest score in the history of the Australian one-day cup, topped only by D’Arcy Short’s 257 runs against Queensland in 2018.
  • He becomes the third batsman from Australia to score more than one double century in List A cricket.
  • He scored the 5th fastest century in the KFC T20 Big Bash League History.
  • His partnership score of 284 runs by David Warner and Travis Head is the second-highest opening stand in ODIs.
  • He stands 25th in the list of players to reach the milestone of fastest to reach 2000 ODI runs in 53 matches.
Travis Head
Travis Head(Image: Cricket Australia)

Travis Head Batting Stats

FORMAT Mat Runs HS Ave 100s 50s
Tests 42 2904 175 45.37 6 16
ODIs 62 2194 152 40.62 4 15
T20Is 20 460 91 28.75 0 1
FC 154 10520 223 40.93 21 60
List A 135 5242 230 42.96 13 27
T20s 104 2400 101* 27.58 1 10

Travis Head Bowling Stats

FORMAT Mat Runs Wkts BBI Econ SR
Tests 42 334 9 4/10 3.67 60.5
ODIs 62 974 16 2/22 5.78 63.1
T20Is 20 56 1 1/16 9.33 36
FC 154 3897 63 4/10 3.81 97.1
List A 135 1777 28 2/9 6 63.4
T20s 104 627 22 3/16 8.45 20.2
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