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Travis Head’s World Cup return has a timetable.

Travis Head’s World Cup return has a timetable.

Travis Head is set to join Australia’s squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after recovering from injury faster than expected.
Head has recovered faster than expected after being named to the 15-man World Cup squad despite suffering a fracture to his left hand during the South Africa series.

The left-hander had his protective splint removed late last week and has been active in the nets since then.

According to cricket.com.au, Head has faced more throw downs in the practice nets and will travel to India on Thursday.

He will be unavailable for Australia’s fourth game of the tournament, against Pakistan, in Bengaluru, but could return for the Netherlands game in Delhi on October 25.

“It’s coming along well, and probably better than we had hoped,” Head told cricket.com.au.

“When we decided against surgery, which would have resulted in a 10-week recovery, we were told it would be at least six weeks with the splint before we could consider playing again.”

“According to that plan, the Netherlands game will take place in just under six weeks, which is a pretty aggressive deadline, so everything would have to go perfectly from here to meet that deadline.”

“But we’ll see how it goes over the next few days, and I’m looking forward to joining the boys over there later in the week.”

Head’s return will be timely for the Australians, who are on a four-match losing streak at the Cricket World Cup, two of which have occurred this year.

With two losses in two games and Mitchell Marsh scoring 0 and 7 from Head’s position at the top, the Australians will be relieved to have the left-hander back to partner David Warner.

Head has an incredible ODI record at the top of the order, averaging over 50 and scoring at a rate of 112.35 as opener.

 

 

 

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