Travis Head conceded it was onerous to not discover the record-low MCG crowd which witnessed him produce his highest-ever one-day rating for Australia however he stated it was of little consequence,
The left-hander revealed he was “contact and go” simply to play after sickness and a pre-game again spasm virtually prevented him from making an enormous 152 in his group’s walloping of England.
Solely 10,406 followers, the bottom ever attendance for an ODI on the MCG had been on and Head stated he and his teammates “weren’t shocked” given the dead-rubber nature of the competition, the scheduling, and the climate
However Head’s have to make each publish a winner after his re-inclusion within the facet, given first alternative to nail down the opening spot left vacant by Aaron Finch’s retirement, meant the scale of the gang was irrelevant.
“Not for somebody like me, somebody who hasn’t been taking part in. Perhaps it does for some guys who’ve been taking part in numerous cricket,” Head stated after Australia’s 221-run win in to shut out a 3-0 collection win.
“However every man has totally different motivations for getting up and taking part in. I’m ready the place I’m lucky to be again within the group so I’m buzzing for it not matter who rocks up.
“You‘re taking part in for Australia, so I suppose, I seen it (the gang) however once more, when the ball is coming down, you are attempting to hit it you don’t discover if it’s 10,000 or 100,000.
“However yeah, I suppose we weren‘t shocked. With the place the collection was at … it’s a Tuesday afternoon, the climate hasn’t been nice, it’s been bloody freezing for 3 days”
Head’s innings might and ought to be sufficient to safe him the opening spot vacated by retiring captain Aaron Finch 12 months out from the World Cup.
Nevertheless it was one which practically didn’t occur.
Not solely was the South Australian unwell pre-game, and unable to eat, he additionally harm his again within the warm-up, and wanted to cross a health check simply to play.
He was unable to discipline after his 130-ball innings, which included 16 fours and 4 sixes however was by no means going to overlook the possibility to additional cement his partnership with David Warner on the high of the order.
“I used to be contact and go,” he stated
“It wasn‘t ideally suited again spasm after I obtained right here to the bottom and reached to get one thing out of my bag and it wasn’t the very best feeling on the earth.
“I obtained by the nice and cozy the rain didn‘t assist as a result of clearly I did heat up indoors and people couple minutes earlier than the toss and a good bit happening.
“However I used to be fortunate we obtained to 2 hours earlier than the sport so it kind of sorted itself out.”
Head and Warner, who made 106, placed on 269-runs, the best ever ODI stand on the MCG and largest opening partnership ever for Australia towards England.
“We work nicely collectively … we feed off one another,” he stated.
“He’s unbelievable, and it’s nice to have somebody with that confidence up the opposite finish.
“However I’ll take any place which places me within the Australian cricket group. I do know the assorted alternatives I’ve had on the high, I’ve had some success.
“It’s a pleasant place to bat.”
Initially printed as Batting star Travis Head unfazed by poor turnout for his record-high rating