Travis Head might be a future Australia captain however as of now he needs to be dropped from the aspect till he works on a “method deficiency”, says spin legend Shane Warne.
Head’s scores of seven, 38 and 17 within the ongoing Take a look at collection towards India have left Warne “annoyed”.
“We all know what a expertise he (Head) is, he is most likely a future captain … He nonetheless might be, however he is received to get within the aspect first – and in the intervening time I would not have him within the aspect. He is received somewhat method deficiency he must kind out first,” Warne instructed ‘Fox Cricket’.
Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds echoed Warne’s ideas, saying Head has been getting out enjoying “nothing pictures” and must work on his batting.
“With Travis, he is most likely simply received to return (to home cricket) and actually work on how he commits (to strokes). They’re simply tentative pictures, you possibly can see the frustration as he turns and walks off and thinks ‘it was only a nothing shot’,” Symonds mentioned.
“While you’re enjoying to your place, that is once you actually get examined mentally. Are you able to clear your thoughts and actually play in a optimistic (mindset), each shot you play it is received to be optimistic even once you’re defending – and he simply appears to be like somewhat bit tentative in the intervening time.”
Symonds opined the 27-year-old is struggling for confidence in the intervening time.
“He appears to be struggling confidence-wise simply to how arduous he will commit and construct his innings in his first 20 to 30 runs.”
Warne picked David Warner, who has missed out on a significant chunk of the India project as a consequence of a groin damage, alongside Marcus Harris to open for the house staff.
Alternatively, Symonds went with younger Will Pucovski and Warner. Nonetheless, each former stars named Matthew Wade down within the center of their enjoying XIs.
“With the Indian assault and given Australia has solely made 300 as soon as in at the very least six Take a look at matches towards India, I need two correct openers – and I’ve gone for 2 left-handers,” Warne mentioned.
“With (Jasprit) Bumrah and the way in which the Indians bowl, I feel it is actually vital to have left-handers.
“Then it got here all the way down to Wade or Head – and I am a bit annoyed with Travis Head as a result of he is getting out the identical means on a regular basis. Wade doesn’t need to be dropped,” he added.
The collection is locked 1-1 with the third Take a look at scheduled to start out on the Sydney Cricket Floor from Thursday.