Travis Head’s nightmare begin to the County Championship season continued as he in opposition to tried and didn’t stand up and operating for Sussex in opposition to Northamptonshire.
Head managed only one run earlier than he was dismissed as Sussex solely recovered from 8-67 because of a 99-run partnership between two tailenders.
It’s a worrying run of type for the Australian selectors with Ashes locations up for grabs come the top of the 12 months.
In 4 innings thus far this season, he has solely managed to attain a mixed complete of 38 runs, with 20 in his first match in opposition to Kent his highest.
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Head was a stunning omission from the record of 17 gamers given central contracts with Australia final month given his type within the Sheffield Defend for South Australia, the place he averaged near 70 and hit a excessive rating on 223.
He was named within the Check staff for the cancelled tour to South Africa forward of Matthew Wade, which suggests he’s within the lead for that coveted Ashes spot on the finish of the 12 months, though this present type can be an enormous fear.
Elsewhere, Peter Siddle continued his tremendous type for Essex and managed to take the scalp of certainly one of his former Australia teammates in Cameron Bancroft.
Siddle took 6-38 in his earlier match in opposition to Warwickshire final week and trapped Bancroft lbw after the opener had battled patiently for 83 minutes to achieve 20 on a troublesome wicket.
The 36-year-old additionally took the wicket of Jack Burnham to complete with figures of 2-15 off his 9 overs.
Peter Handscomb noticed his optimistic begin of 26 off 57 balls, together with 5 fours, finish prematurely when he was trapped lbw by Leicestershire’s Ed Barnes.
It was the second highest rating he’s managed this season after a 70 final outing.