The Worcestershire County Cricket Club has signed the Aussie batsman Travis Head. The 24-year-old Travis will join Worcestershire as their “main foreign player” for the upcoming season.
The young Australian has played nine T20 Internationals, as well as 34 one-dayers. He will be eligible for all formats of the game for Worcestershire. However, even though Travis will play the vast majority of the county season, he will miss two County Championship games in June, as well as a T20 match, the reason being his obligations to the Australian team.
Impressive career so far
Travis comes with many accolades from his previous teams. He scored 1,064 runs at an average of 36.68 for Australia. Furthermore, Travis was the captain of Adelaide Strikers when they won their first Big Bash title. Finally, he scored 3,729 runs at an average of 35.17 in the first-class cricket. These are impressive stats for such a young player.
Of course, Worcestershire fans and officials are excited to welcome the newest member of the squad.
Tim Curtis, the vice-chairman of Worcestershire, issued a statement, “He is ambitious to play Test cricket, and Cricket Australia have encouraged him and other young players to play cricket this summer. He is hungry to do well and play all types of cricket. Also, he spoke to Moeen Ali in Australia, and he gave him positive vibes about coming to Worcestershire.”
As for the Worcestershire club, they are the newest member of the County Championship Division One. They are facing Hampshire sometime mid-April for their first Division 1 game.
It’s tough to make the call who will be the betting sites’ favourite in this match, as this is Worcestershire’s first seasons in the D1. However, Hampshire wasn’t impressive during the past season, so everything is possible. But I guess we will have to wait and see.