Australia add Travis Head to ODI squad for Sri Lanka series

Rod Marsh (left) believes Travis Head will be a key player for Australia in future.
Rod Marsh (left) believes Travis Head will be a key player for Australia in future.
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Australian selectors have called up left-handed batsman Travis Head to the One-Day International squad for the series against Sri Lanka in their ongoing tour.

Having played his only ODI against West Indies in the tri-series in June, Head currently is a part of the Yorkshire side in the ongoing county season.

Rod Marsh, the chairman of Australian selectors said that Head is a key part of the team’s future plans and is confident that being a part of the ODI side in Sri Lanka will be a beneficial experience for the 22-year old.

“Travis is a long term prospect for Australian cricket in all formats and we think he will benefit greatly from working in the conditions we have here in Sri Lanka.

“He will arrive here a few days earlier than the other ODI players so he can take the opportunity to work with the Test team as they prepare for the third Test.”

Head, who recently scored a half-century in the county championship fixture against Warwickshire, will arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

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