NEW DELHI, INDIA – JUNE 19: Former Australian Cricketer Adam Gilchrist (Photograph by Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Occasions by way of Getty Photos)

Australian batter Travis Head continued his spectacular type with an unbeaten 70-run knock towards Sri Lanka within the third ODI match at Colombo. He was the very best run-scorer for Australia because the guests posted 291 runs which they did not defend with Pathum Nissanka scoring 137 runs for the hosts.

Head performed on the quantity 4 place within the second match the place he scored 23 runs however was demoted to the sixth for the earlier match because of the return of Mitchell Marsh from damage. He has been glorious for Australia in 2022 whereas opening the innings and former ace cricketer Adam Gilchrist additionally predicts the opening function for Head in close to future.

“I feel longer-term, down the observe, most likely within the subsequent 12 months or so, Travis Head will discover a spot on the high of the order. I feel he’ll find yourself opening recurrently within the one-day setup and I feel that’s the place he’ll have the ability to present most affect with the workforce. He can get off to a flying begin, he can go at nearly as good a clip as anybody however he’s additionally obtained a recreation the place he can lay a basis for the workforce,” Gilchrist instructed SEN WA Breakfast.

Notably, the 28-year-old batter was not a part of the touring squad for the Sri Lanka tour however was included after the primary match rather than injured Marcus Stoinis. Head scored 149 runs, together with a century whereas opening, in two matches enjoying for Australia A towards Sri Lanka A. He additionally dominated the Ashes at house the place he received the Participant of the Collection award for being the very best run-scorer. Head additionally impressed on the Pakistan tour earlier this 12 months the place he scored a century and a fifty as an opener within the ODI sequence.

I see Travis Head undoubtedly on the high of the order: Adam Gilchrist

Head has to accept the middle-order place with David Warner returning to worldwide scenes to companion white-ball skipper Aaron Finch. Each Warner and Finch are world-class openers however each are over 35 and Australian cricket might be in search of new faces as their alternative. India host the ODI World Cup subsequent 12 months and each gamers are most certainly to be in competition to open the innings forward of Head. Nevertheless, Gilchrist believes that Finch will retire after the ODI World Cup and recognized Head as a long-term opening batsman within the ODI format.

“(Aaron) Finchy will get by means of to this T20 World Cup, I feel Aaron aspires to get to the subsequent 50-over World Cup which I feel is within the sub-continent subsequent 12 months, nevertheless it wouldn’t be that lengthy after that that Finch would retire if he obtained that far. So I see Travis Head undoubtedly on the high of the order down the observe,” Gilchrist concluded.