Travis Head has been replaced for the remaining One-day and T20 matches on the West Indies tour of Australia 2024.
Travis Head released from Australia’s squad
Josh Hazlewood has been added to Australia’s squad for the second ODI against West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground after the hosts had a victory with 8 wickets.
It is said that Travis Head was released to manage his workload following a busy summer. It is evident that Travis Head will be missing either ODIs or T20Is against West Indies.
He will be taking a break before Australia’s New Zealand tour in 2024. He was dismissed for four runs during the first ODI match at MCG.
Josh Inglis scored 65 runs, Cameron Green scored 77 runs and Steve Smith scored 79 runs in the first match of the ODI series.
“People have been coming up to me asking how I’m going having missed Aussie selection, but 12 months ago if someone said that to me then I’d probably laugh,” said Johnson.
“The position I’m in now, I’m very grateful for. Hopefully, I can play again for Australia and that’s what I want to do. (The T20 World Cup) is something I’d like to be a part of.”
Short comes in a No.6 position during the first ODI but wasn’t required as top-order batters completed the match.
Australia will be finalizing their playing 11 by the time of the toss. Australia and West Indies will be playing their second ODI match on February 04 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia ODI Squad
Steve Smith (c), Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood (second ODI only), Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson (third ODI only), Marnus Labuschagne, Lance Morris, Matt Short, Will Sutherland, Adam Zampa
West Indies ODI squad
Shai Hope (c), Alzarri Joseph, Alick Athanaze, Teddy Bishop, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Matthew Forde, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Tevin Imlach, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.