Why Head century won't be another false dawn

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A erstwhile chap Test left-hand batter believes Travis Head's last-start period volition kickstart a agelong and palmy vocation successful the baggy green.

Head belted 152 to pb Australia to a large first-innings lead implicit England astatine the Gabba, earlier the Aussies were near lone 20 runs to execute triumph successful the archetypal Ashes tie.

Head, 27, has played 20 Tests and present averages a respectable 43.50. His vocation has been stop-start, though, and his spot successful the Aussie line-up was successful superior uncertainty adjacent starring up to this existent series.

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Following his Gabba heroics, Australian teammate Alex Carey claimed Head could go 1 of the game's champion batters implicit the coming months.

Head could lone laughter disconnected that praise erstwhile told astir it connected Tuesday.

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"I deliberation there's a batch of radical would inactive beryllium doubting my ability, what I tin bring, I recognize that. I person large position connected that," Head told media.

"It is 1 innings but hopefully it's 1 innings that tin kickstart a bully small journey., a bully small mates of months for maine successful the Ashes.

"Hopefully it tin propel me, it shows radical I bash person the endowment to bash it. It's present consistency, and arsenic a subordinate I privation to beryllium arsenic accordant arsenic I can.

"I don't privation to locomotion retired and not lend implicit the adjacent 4 Test matches."

The situation for Head present is going connected with his 1 large people and being a regular contributor for Australia.

He presently holds a owe connected the No.5 batting spot but a mates of atrocious Test matches could easy spot him driblet backmost retired of the side.

Travis Head (Getty)

But for erstwhile Test batsman Ed Cowan, past week's period showed signs Head is an improved batter from the 1 that failed to support his spot successful the squad past summer.

"That was 1 hellhole of an innings," Cowan told ABC.

"For crippled situation, acceptable up… sure, Australia was ahead, but the crippled was successful the balance. The wicket was inactive offering plenty.

"What helium did nether unit was revert to a crippled that is much earthy to him, but what was layered implicit the apical was this awesome technically excellence.

"You tin spot the fine-tuning he's done with (Justin) Langer and (Michael) Di Venuto, some good left-handers, successful playing the shot aboriginal and playing it straighter.

Warner wounded mounts unit connected Harris

"I person a feeling Travis Head of 2 years agone would person chased a shot and been caught astatine third-man oregon astatine gully oregon successful the slips.

"To beryllium capable to harvester his hand-eye, his skill, and present this method refinement – wow, we person a subordinate connected our hands.

"This is, for me, a coming of age. This is 'I've arrived'.

"The wicket suited him successful a consciousness that helium loves gait connected the ball. The adjacent situation for him is to play large rotation bowling successful Asia. But it's a batch easier to larn that erstwhile you're successful the squad and playing afloat of confidence.

"That was fantastic."

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