ODI WORLD CUP

Travis Head departs for India to work with the Australian team

Pat Cummins

According to reports, Travis Head has flown to India to join the Australian team competing in the Cricket World Cup. He wouldn’t be able to play in the game against Pakistan, but he might be ready to go against Netherlands.

Travis head joining Australia team

On September 15, while batting in the fourth One-Day International against South Africa, the 29-year-old Australian batsman suffered a hand injury. Gerald Coetzee’s pitch struck his glove, and further scans showed a fracture in a joint on his left hand. The southpaw was able to keep his spot in the ODI team despite the setback. At first, it was predicted that he would require more time to heal and would probably miss half of the group stage games.

The first time since the injury, Head has already resumed batting in the nets. He just provided an update on his fitness and claimed to have made enormous progress.

It’s coming along well, and probably better than we hoped. When we decided not to go with surgery, which would have meant a 10-week recovery, we were told it would be minimum six weeks with the splint before we could look at playing again,” the Australian Skipper told cricket.com.au.

The kangaroos aiming for the first win in ODI World Cup 2023

Australia’s performance in the ongoing ODI World Cup has been dismal; they suffered losses to South Africa and India, respectively. When Pat Cummins and company play against Sri Lanka on October 15 in Lucknow, they were aiming for their first victory in the competition.

Sri Lanka chose to bat first after winning the toss in the match. Kusal Mendis and company were limited to 209 runs in 43.3 overs by Australia thanks in large part to Adam Zampa’s four-wicket haul. In addition to him, the team also had two wickets each from Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera each scored 61 and 78 runs for Sri Lanka, respectively.

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