Australia's Travis Head Gets ODI Call-up in Sri Lanka

Australia's Travis Head Gets ODI Call-up in Sri Lanka

Moreover, with India's imminent 13-Test home season, it may be some time before Steven Smith's men can reach the summit again.

Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French.

Rod Marsh (left) believes Travis Head will be a key player for Australia in future. In the first Test, the Aussies were beaten by 106 runs after getting a crucial 1st innings lead and in the 2nd Test at Galle they were thoroughly outplayed in each and every department as they lost by 229 runs.

Adding to the battle for top spot, India could also vault to the top if they win their series in the West Indies.

"We've been working closely with the South Australian Government and SACA to secure marquee matches in the state long term and we'd like to thank both parties for their support", Sutherland said. It means a lot. It's what we strive for.

Head, 22, made his one-day worldwide debut on the recent tour of the Caribbean, and played in two Twenty20 internationals against India last summer.

"Any team that gets knocked off the perch as number one Test team in the world, it would certainly hurt everyone".

"He's not going to play".

It will be Sri Lanka's third appearance in the fixture, after their 2008 victory and a washout four years ago. "It's probably a bit early to say - give everyone a little bit of scope to have proper reflections after the series", he said in Melbourne. But I wouldn't want to rush to any conclusions. "We think we'll have a really good crowd", he said. We have been outplayed by a better team in their own conditions.

"We have big events wanting to come to this very important stadium to grow our economy".

Sutherland also explained the decision to lock in the contract of the coach Darren Lehmann until 2019.

"We've been impressed with him". That's what we're all about - sustained performance and improving.

We see him as a really exciting young player for the future.

The introspection appeared already to have begun in the second innings of the Galle Test.

The more aggressive approach shown by some of the Australian batters in their second innings the previous day, most notably Voges who reversed swept his way to 28, continued yesterday with a regular array of lofted shots to and over the rope.

"As spinners, we need to keep hitting the stumps".

"We haven't had it for that long".

"That's helped get our spinners off their length and being able to rotate the strike". I've got a lot of confidence.

"Our batting group has managed to get starts. something we pride ourselves on is when we get to 20 or 30 we go on with it". Two Southern Stars games in November, the ODI [against New Zealand] in December, and we've got the PM's game in February. "That's been the disappointing thing as a batting unit".

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