Travis Head is looking up to pressure on the Indian side in the two warm-up games scheduled ahead of the marquee four-match Test series. The 26-year-old has been appointed as the captain of Australia ‘A’ side in the first three-day warm-up game which will begin on December 6. Notably, the practice match will clash with the ongoing T20I series so some of India’s significant players will miss it.
Travis Head, who was part of the four-match Test series when India toured in 2018-19, stated that India had an ‘unbelievable’ bowling attack. He praised Mohammed Shami’s bowling and set that he would not take any bowler lightly during the three-day practice game.
“Nice to have some memories and stuff from that series, but (they are) an unbelievable bowling attack and been well supported throughout the whole attack,” Head said in a virtual press conference, facilitated by official broadcasters Sony Networks.
“… you get through the new ball and someone like (Mohammed) Shami comes on and he’s just so relentless on his length. There was just no rest that, you had to be on for every bowler.
Start putting the Indian guys under pressure: Travis Head
Travis Head, a decent Sheffield Sheild for South Australia, scoring three half-centuries while two hundreds. He said that he would put his 100% in these matches.
“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% of the time. Looking forward to that test again, again we have that chance.”
“…..really important couple of games for us, not just as an Australian A squad but as an Australian squad and we want to play our best foot forward and start putting the Indian guys under pressure.”
Meanwhile, the first warm-up game will be a red ball cricket while the second practice match will be a pink-ball Test in which India’s main players are likely to participate. Australia and India will play against each other first day-night Test match in Adelaide, which will also be the inauguration Test match of the series.