Former Australia captain Ian Chappell says Travis Head is but to indicate “he’s ok” to play Check cricket after one other disappointing displaying.
Head fell for 17 after swiping on the ball off India’s Mohammed Siraj and was closely criticised for throwing his wicket away.
Joe Burns would be the one beneath probably the most stress, however it doesn’t disguise the truth that Head additionally must carry given his spot within the Boxing Day facet was questioned following poor earlier outings.
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Chappell says he has not finished sufficient to warrant additional choice.
“He hasn’t satisfied me at any level that he’s ok for Check cricket,” he informed Broad World of Sports activities.
“The factor that I’d say about Travis Head is, as a high order batsman, you may’t be susceptible in so some ways.
“If I’m taking a look at him as an opponent, I’m pondering there are fairly a number of methods we will get this man out.
“He was nearly out first ball towards the quick supply, he’s bought an issue with that, he’s bought an issue with nicking into the slips, he has hassle with the spinners, I can see methods there that an off-spinner like Ashwin could be assured in getting him out.
“As a high order batsman, you may’t be susceptible in that many areas.”
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Head scored simply seven within the first Check and was closely scrutinised on the time, together with his spot in jeopardy.
On the time Nathan Lyon leapt to his defence, claiming that all the staff had confidence in Head to show his kind round.
“Clearly there’s shut connection there with Travis and myself. Travis has bought my help and everybody else’s help in that changeroom,” he stated.
“I do know he didn’t have the Adelaide match that he wished or had deliberate for – however I’ve bought little question he’ll come out on Boxing Day and have an incredible Check match.”
Sadly for him that’s but to occur and Chappell has referred to as for a younger gun to retain his spot with Head out of the combo.
“I feel Inexperienced deserves one other alternative, however I’m not satisfied Head is a Check match participant,” he stated.
“That’s not simply on the proof of this sequence, however what I’ve seen total.”