Ahead of the four-day practice-match between Australia A and India A, Travis Head has asserted that India has a formidable bowling attack. Head will be leading Australia A in the practice match against India A, and he is looking to gain some much-needed time in the middle.
As per the quotes in ESPNCricinfo, Head said, “It’s the way they were able to back up and support each other, not dissimilar to how we are with our attack, you get through the new ball and someone like (Mohammed) Shami comes on and he’s just so relentless on his length. That is expected of Test cricket but that was my first real look at a quality attack like that. Those next spells are as strong as their first so you have to be on 100 percent of the time.”
He further added, “I think my game has developed a long way since then. You take confidence from everything you’ve done, you take experiences from every game you’ve played, and every team you’ve come up against. Nice to have some memories from that series, but they are an unbelievable bowling attack and being well supported throughout.”
Head has played 17 Tests for Australia, and he maintained a decent average of 41.96. The left-handed batsman recently recorded scores of 171 not and 151 in the four matches for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield.
Australia A will also be featuring Joe Burns and Tim Paine and as Australia’s senior team is led by Paine and the experienced campaigner will be looking to gain some game-time ahead of the four-match Test series against India. The four-day practice game will be clashing with the second T20I between India and Australia.
The practice match will be played at the Drummoyne Oval, Sydney. After this match, India will also get much-needed practice with the pink ball ahead of the first Test against Australia.