Travis Head scored a century in the 2023 World Cup final against India
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- Travis Head scored a century in the ICC Cricket World cup 2023
- Head is the seventh player to score a century in the World Cup final history
- All you need to know about Travis Head here
Travis Head was India’s destroyer in chief for the second time in 2023, as he scored a century in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium to put Australia on the brink of World Cup glory for a record-extending sixth time in history and break the hearts of the hosts, India.
This is the second time in 2023 that Travis has been India’s nemesis in a big final. He also scored a century on the first day of play in the 2023 World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval in London, which realistically put the game in India’s hands.
Travis is the seventh player in history to score a century in the ICC Cricket World Cup final, behind Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Arvinda Silva, Adam Gilchrist, and Mahela Jayawardene. He is the third Australian and the second to do it against an Indian after Ponting in 2003.
Has Travis Head played in the IPL?
Travis is likely to be among the biggest buys in the 2023 IPL auction after an impressive year across all formats for Australia. As an explosive left-handed batter and an off-spin bowler, he is set to be a player who is set to earn interest from all 10 teams in the season.
Head has an old history with the IPL, as he was part of the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Delhi Daredevils camp in the 2015 season for Rs. 30 lakhs. However, he did not play a single game for them. He later joined Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2016 season for a sum of Rs. 50 lakh. Travis played a total of 10 games in 2016 and 2017 for the franchise, in which he scored 205 runs at an average of 29.29 with one half-century and took two wickets.
Who is Travis Head?
Head made his ODI and T20I debuts for Australia in 2016 while playing his first Test in 2018. He has played a total of 42 Test matches, 63 ODIs, and 20 T20Is for the national team. He has six Tests and five ODI hundreds to his name.
Interestingly, Head missed the first five games of Australia’s campaign, but Australia kept him in the squad despite a broken thumb, and their trust has been restored.