Travis Head Biography – A left-handed “clean hitter” wicket-keeper batsman all the way from Adelaide!
Travis Head was born on December 29, 1993, in Adelaide, Australia. He started playing cricket in his backyard when he was just six years old.
Soon, he started playing underage level cricket. He played for Craigmore Cricket Club and Trinti College where he also did his schooling.
Then, at the age of 10, he joined Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club before playing district level cricket. And, by the time he was 16, he already played different age-level cricket for South Australia, including under-17s age-level cricket.
He made his under-19s debut for South Australia against Northern Territory Under-19s at Brisbane in the year 2010. Then, on September 27, 2011, he made his under 19s debut for Australia against India Under-19s. Later, he also played for Austalia in the 2012 under-19 world cup.
Travis Head Biography:
|Travis Head's Profile:|
|Full Name||Travis Michael Head|
|Date of Birth||December 29, 1993|
|Age||26 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|School||Trinit College, South Australia|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||1 brother (Ryan Head) and 1 sister (Chelsea Head)|
|Playing Role||Wicket-keeper batsman|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Major Teams||Australia, Australia Under-19s, South Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, South Australia Under-23s, Yorkshire.|
|Test Debut||Australia vs Pakistan at Dubai (October 7, 2018)|
|ODI Debut||West Indies vs Australia at Basseterre (June 13, 2016)|
|T20I Debut||Australia vs India at Adelaide (January 26, 2016)|
|First-Class Debut||South Australia vs Victoria at Adelaide (February 2, 2012)|
|List-A Debut||New South Wales vs South Australia at Sydney (February 14, 2013)|
|T-20 Debut||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers at Adelaide (January 10, 2013)|
Travis Head’s father’s name is Simon Head.
His mother’s name is Ann Head.
He has two siblings – a brother, Ryan Head, and a sister named Chelsea Head.
Cricket Career of Travis Head:
On February 02, 2012, Travis made his first-class debut at the age of 18 for South Australia. He scored a total of 33 runs in the match. It wasn’t a good start for him, however, he did score a half-century in his next match against Victoria.
Later, on February 14, 2013, he started his List-A career by playing against New South Wales in the Ryobi One-Day Cup.
After playing lots of domestic cricket, Travis Head made his international debut in the year 2016. He played his first T20I match on January 26, 2016, against India at Adelaide. He scored 2 runs in the match.
The same year, on June 13, he played his first ODI match against West Indies. Likewise his previous debut, he could only manage to score 1 run in the match. His maiden ODI half-century came against South Africa on his ninth match, as he scored 51 runs in the match before getting out by Kagiso Rabada.
Later, on October 07, 2018, he made his Test debut against Pakistan, along with Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne. Trav got out early in the first innings. However, he scored 72 runs while facing 175 balls in the second innings.
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Head’s BBL Career:
Travis Head played his first match for Adelaide Strikers in the 2012-13 Big Bash League. In the next season, he played only two matches for the team. Then, in 2014-15 BBL, he scored his maiden BBL half-century against Brisbane Heat.
Head managed to score his first century, as he scored 101* off 53 balls against Sydney Sixers in his fourth match of 2015-16 BBL. Also, he scored two more half-centuries in his next two matches of the tournament.
He played only five matches in the next season, and also, it wasn’t his best season, as his highest score in the tournament was 24 runs only. Then, in 2017-18 BBL, Travis played 9 matches for Strikers and scored 374 runs, inlcuding 3 fifties with a highest score of 85 runs.
Then, in the next season, he played just 3 matches for the Strikers, and in 2019 BBL, he scored 228 runs with a strike-rate of 140.74.
In IPL 2015, Delhi Daredevils picked Travis at the auction for Rs. 30 lakhs, however, he didn’t get to play in any of the matches in the tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought Travis Head for Rs. 50 lakhs at the auction ahead of the IPL 2016. He made his for RCB on April 20, 2016, against Mumbai Indians (MI).
The next year, he played for the same team and played 8 matches in the season. He scored his maiden IPL fifty (75 off 47 balls) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Facts about Travis Head:
- He used to play football for South Gawler Football Club.
- He suffered a serious car accident in 2013, as he got 8 stitches on his head and 6 on his back.
- In 2020, Travis Head and his girlfriend Jessica Davies bought a home in Adelaide worth $3.05 million.
- At the age of 21, in 2015, he became the youngest ever captain of the South Australian cricket team.
- In 2017-18, he lead the Strikers to win their maiden BBL trophy.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Travis Head?
Ans: 26 years (in 2020)
Q2: What is the height of Travis Head?
Ans: 5ft. 8″ (1.79 m) approx.
Q3: Who is the wife of Travis Head?
Ans: He is in a relation with Jessica Davies who is a homewares entrepreneur.
Q4: Where is Travis Head from?
Ans: Adelaide, South Australia
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