AUS v IND 2018-19: Travis Head eyes big runs in the Boxing Day Test

Travis Head aiming to make the most of the batting wicket in Melbourne.

Travis Head disappointing with his second ininngs dismissal in Perth | Getty Images

Australian batsman Travis Head is hoping to do well in Melbourne after a poor show in the victorious second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India.

However, Head managed to score 58 off 80 balls in the first innings but the batsman cheaply dismissed for 19 runs in the second innings of the Perth Test and he must learn from that "poor" dismissal, saying he is eyeing for big scores in the Boxing Day Test.

Head said on Facebook Live, “It was just one of them things. It was unfortunate, but it wasn't a great shot. I was very disappointed but it was positive. The other day (second-innings) wasn't very good. I've got to learn from that. I can't be giving up my wicket like that.”

On his second innings dismissal, the 24-year-old commented, “It was pretty poor. I was really pleased with the way I batted in Adelaide (batting for five-and-a-half hours for scores 72 and 14) and the way I went about it and the process, did the basics for a long period of time and stayed a long time out there. I wasn't able to do that in the second innings this game.”

The left-hander continued, “I know I'm going to Melbourne on a good batting wicket so hopefully, I can do that process for a long time and bat for a long period of time again.”

Despite the disappointment, Head is happy with his form this summer.

Meanwhile, Head, who made his Test debut against Pakistan in October and scored 72 in his maiden Test that played a key role in Australia’s epic draw in Dubai, is looking forward to make the most of the Melbourne wicket, which has favoured batting in recent seasons in the third Test against India.

He signed off by saying, “I feel like my batting is going well at the minute. My processes are really good but (must) make sure we get the job done today and go on to Melbourne and make sure I continue to do the same things. (It's a) nice wicket in Melbourne so back to how I batted in Adelaide.”

(With Cricket Australia Network Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 18 Dec, 2018

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