World Cup 2023: Travis Head starts batting in the nets, will join the team soon

Travis Head World Cup 2023: A big relief news is coming for the Australia cricket team in the ODI World Cup 2023 being played in India. The team's explosive batsman Travis Head can join the Kangaroo squad by the end of this week.

Oct 15, 2023 - 21:02
World Cup 2023: Travis Head starts batting in the nets, will join the team soon

Injured left-handed opening batsman Travis Head said he is hopeful of playing in Australia's matches in the ongoing 2023 Men's ODI World Cup after returning to bat in the nets after fracturing his left hand during the ODI series against South Africa.

Head had a protective bandage removed from his left hand on Friday last week and has since suffered a number of throw-downs in the practice net at his home in Adelaide. As of now, Head's initial hope of attending the World Cup is Australia's match against the Netherlands in New Delhi on October 25.

'It's going well, and probably better than we expected,' Head said. When we decided not to have surgery, which meant a 10-week recovery, we were told it would be at least six weeks with a splint."

'According to that plan, the Netherlands match will be just under six weeks from effect which is quite an aggressive date, so everything will have to move forward perfectly from here to meet that deadline,' Head said. But we'll just see how it progresses over the next few days and I'm excited at the prospect of joining the boys out there at the weekend." quoted Head as saying, "I wasn't even sure I'd be able to bat when the splint came off, but apart from a little bit of stiffness, for the last four weeks I haven't been able to use it, I Was able to hit the balls and play shots with proper range.

He also admitted that how he performs in fielding after the injury is still unknown to him. Head said, "I'm not sure what it will mean for fielding, we haven't figured it out yet. I had it scanned the other day and it's coming out fine, and I think it's Pat Cummins' It would be like a wrist that was bandaged for protection after a fracture.”

Head concluded, "So there are still some hurdles we need to overcome, and everything needs to fall into place from my side and from the team's perspective before we make a final decision. But hopefully, it's all good.", and I'll be on the plane Thursday.''

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer