• Expressing his delight over his performance in the second T20 International against India in Guwahati, Australia star Travis Head hoped his teammates would take the team over the line again the series-decider on Friday (October 13).

    While chasing 119, the visitors were in a spot of bother after being reduced to 13 for two with their in-form opener David Warner and Aaron Finch back in the hut. However, Head (48 not out) along with Moises Henriques (62 not out) added 109 runs for the third wicket to help Australia level the series. The win also helped Australia to end their seven-match losing streak against India in the T20 Internationals.

    India had Australia reeling at 13 for two in the second T20I in Guwahati. Image Courtesy: BCCI

    “It was nice to be in a winning partnership. As batters, you want to be there and win games for Australia. With the series on the line, hopefully, someone can do that again. Hopefully, it’s me again or Moises,” he said on Thursday (October 12).

    Head further said it would be fantastic if the bowlers come up with a similar performance like that of the second game in the upcoming match. Jason Behrendorff set the tone for the visitors by taking four quick wickets before the other bowlers tightened the screw due to which India could manage only 118.

    Jason Beherendoff took four wickets against India in the second T20I in Guwahati. Image Courtesy: BCCI

    “If the bowlers can do what they did and get us in the game like they have all series it would be fantastic,” he said.

    Head, whose scores on the ongoing tour are 39, 4, 29, 42, 9 and 48*, admitted it was disappointing to squander the starts.

    Despite poor outing in the ODI series, Travis Head had a good run in the second T20I against India in Guwahati. Image Courtesy: BCCI

    “I’ve been able to get some starts throughout the tour and not go on I guess. I had some pretty poor execution on some of the dismissals. That’s probably been the most disappointing part,” he said.

    “Just some little things I haven’t been doing is what I’ve really focused on in the last few training sessions. It was nice those things worked last game, and I was able to come out of the tour with some success, and hopefully again tomorrow night. To get some runs the other night was nice; it’s been a tough tour,” he added.

    The left-handed batsman also has his sights set on the upcoming Ashes series.

    The left-handed batsman also has his sights set on the upcoming Ashes series.

    “The selectors have been pretty open. They said folks who are in form and are getting runs (will be picked for Ashes). I knew coming here if I got runs I would sort of move a bit closer to that or at least put my hand up,” he said.

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