Australian batsman Travis Head has expressed his determination to take on India in the remaining two matches of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series. Head has been brought in to open the innings with Usman Khawaja, as Australia aim to stage a comeback after trailing 0-2 in the series.
During a media interaction, the 29-year-old said that the team’s communication and relationships have been key to their success, and that the team will need to limit their mistakes to challenge India. He also spoke about not being chosen for the Nagpur Test, saying that he respected the management’s decision and remained focused on supporting the team.
Despite the team’s poor results in the first two tests, Head remains committed to his aggressive approach against the Indian bowlers. He added that playing an aggressive brand of cricket was his comfort zone and that it helped him perform at his best.
Head praised the coaching staff and selectors for their strong relationships with the players and for facilitating robust conversations about the team’s strategies. He also acknowledged the challenge ahead for the team and stressed the importance of staying focused in high-pressure moments.
“I still feel like I’m in a great space. It’s just one week that didn’t go my way. But it’s a challenge for us over the next couple of weeks, when we find ourselves in moments, how can we draw it back. When it’s a full stadium and there’s noise going and wickets falling, how we can draw that back,” Head said.
Australia will face India in the third Test starting on March 1 in Indore, with Head eager to contribute to his team’s efforts to turn the series around.