The prospect of filling Aaron Finch’s one-day opening spot all the way to next year’s World Cup isn’t something Travis Head will let consume him as he prepares for Australia’s series with T20 champs England this week.
Head has been given the first crack at seizing the spot left vacant by the retirement of the national skipper and will bat at the top of the order with David Warner in Thursday‘s ODI clash with England in Adelaide.
It will mark Pat Cummins’ first game as captain and the first of 17 games for Australia between now and next year’s tournament.
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Head is not new to opening for the Aussies, having blasted his way to 101 and 89 in Pakistan earlier this year, innings which made up for struggles in the Test series.