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Inspiring Positivity: Travis Head Cites England for Better Footwork Ahead of Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Australia’s middle-order batsman, Travis Head, is taking a lesson from England as he prepares for the upcoming Test series against India. Head, who has excelled in the role of enforcer, is seeking to improve his average in the subcontinent after underwhelming performances in previous tours. The left-hander recognizes the need to be more positive in his approach to spin bowling, taking inspiration from the way England played in Pakistan.

“Watching England’s performance in Pakistan, I realized that I wasn’t as positive as I wanted to be against spin. The more positive I am, the better I am with my feet and in defense,” Head stated in a recent interview. He acknowledges that his previous tours of Asia were a bit too defensive, but he is willing to adjust his approach and play a more positive brand of cricket.

Head feels that quick runs, such as a 40 or 50, could be the difference in a low-scoring match. “It could be a high-scoring or low-scoring series. You might need to score big or a 40, 50, 60 could win a Test match,” he added. The explosive batter is eager to get to India and settle in, understanding his role and adapting to the conditions.

As the team departs for India, Head joins fellow batsmen Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in their mission to pile on runs and secure a Test series victory. With a focus on positivity and a lesson from England, Head is determined to make his mark and improve his subcontinent red-ball average.