Head at house on first Sri Lanka tour

Travis Head claims he is previously sensation snug on Sri Lanka’s wickets immediately after operating his way to a 2nd significant score of Australia’s tour in their 6-wicket 1-day decline in Colombo.

Head performed a starring purpose in Australia’s innings of 6-291 on Sunday, hitting an unbeaten 70 from 65 balls as he anchored the center overs before exploding late.

The still left-hander strike 53 in his final 35 balls, turning it on in the remaining overs of Australia’s innings right before Sri Lanka chased down the concentrate on with ease.

But continue to, the indicators are excellent for Head in the lead up to the two-Exam series setting up following Wednesday in Galle.

Albeit in opposition to the white-ball, he also struck 110 in a warm-up game for Australia A in opposition to Sri Lanka A final week before Sunday night’s operates.

Australia’s ability to tackle spinners will be essential in the Exams, soon after they were being routed 3- in Sri Lanka in 2016 and their batters only built five scores previously mentioned 50 in 6 innings.

“I am taking part in well, I assume there is however a whole lot of work to go on to continue to keep undertaking when we go into that structure,” Head reported.

“But I felt like in these last two game titles and in the Australia A game titles in Kandy as well I have performed spin very very well.

“They are tough wickets, you can find no doubt.

“There is certainly heading to be instances where by it does not look the finest and it really is going to be tough and we grind by that.”

Head while would not want to go into his shell on his 1st trip to the island country.

The 28-12 months-old was male of the series for Australia in the property Ashes get, putting at 86.02 as he averaged 59.50.

“I sense like I’m sharp,” he said.

“We’ve nonetheless bought to be good on the wickets, even in the Exam sequence.

“You nonetheless locate alternatives to rating and set force back on the bowler so can check out to get as a lot of balls that we can rating off as probable.”

Meanwhile Head’s 70 came batting at No.6, soon after owning opened with good results in his to start with ODIs in a few decades in Pakistan in March and April.

But he does not envisage a problem exactly where he functions as a center-order finisher for Australia in upcoming year’s Planet Cup.

“I am adaptable, but I do not feel that’d be my function shifting ahead,” Head explained.

“My chance will most likely come in a though at the major of the purchase.

“The feed-back is I have acquired to wait my time … with two earth-class players (in David Warner and Aaron Finch) sitting there at the instant.”

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