Australia and West Indies are set to lock horns in the second test in Brisbane starting on Thursday. Ahead of the match, there is some good news for the Australian Cricket fans. Travis Head is slowly on the mend from COVID-19 and is likely to play the game.
This news was confirmed by Australian skipper Pat Cummins himself. The left-handed batter had scored a century in front of home fans during the first Test in Adelaide. Pat Cummins and his side won the game with ease to begin 2024 on a high.
It is learned that Travis Head wasn’t feeling well towards the end of the first Test. The 29-year-old didn’t fly to Brisbane with the rest of the squad and decided to stay home. The progress shown by Travis Head is admirable and there is hope the negative result isn’t far off.
Pat Cummins provides a huge update on Travis Head –
With just a few days left for the Brisbane Test, fans are worried about Travis Head’s health. Pat Cummins has come out and levied some of the fears of the fans and said Travis Head is on the mend.
Speaking to the media, Pat Cummins said he thinks he’s almost out of it. He’s fine, and feeling good. Think he’ll train tonight. Obviously, even if he’s still positive he can still play, there’ll just be a few protocols. But think he’s pretty close to a negative.”
There is also good news as far as Usman Khawaja is concerned for the second Test. As per reports, the veteran opener is set to be passed fit after suffering a blow during the 1st Test. This will mean that Australia is likely to field the same team that played in Adelaide.
Brisbane will host a test match after a year and last year the game against South Africa ended in controversy. Many experts called out the pitch after the game ended in the first two days.
Groundsman Dave Sandurski while speaking to the local media said “The aim is definitely to wind it back from what it was last year for sure but we have to be careful we don’t go too far. We want a contest between bat and ball and don’t want a T20 marathon. For that, we have to find a happy middle ground and hopefully we will find it this year.”