The total number of Travis Head centuries in all formats are nine in number, and more often than not, they make a significant impact in the game.
Head was born on December 29, 1993, in Adelaide. Having done well in domestic cricket, he made his international debut at the age of 23 but didn't really get a consistent run in limited overs. His Test debut came in 2018 and since then he's been a regular in the side.
The 29-year-old offers a new dimension to the Australian side with his attacking style of batting. Whether his century against India in the WTC final or his exploits in the ongoing Ashes, Head has been a key figure for Australia in recent times.
Following Aaron Finch's retirement, Head has been trusted as the opener and he has taken his chances with both hands.
- 1 Travis Head centuries
- 2 Most memorable Travis Head centuries
- 2.1 Top Travis Head centuries in Tests
- 2.2 Top Travis Head centuries in ODIs
- 3 Travis Head: Batting Career Summary
Travis Head centuries
List of Travis Head centuries in Tests
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|26 Dec 2019
|8 Dec 2021
|14 Jan 2022
|8 Dec 2022
|7 Jun 2023
List of Travis Head centuries in ODIs
|26 Jan 2017
|29 Mar 2022
|22 Nov 2022
Most memorable Travis Head centuries
Top Travis Head centuries in Tests
163 vs India, The Oval 2023
One of the most impactful Travis Head centuries came on the big stage when Australia and India faced off in the WTC final at the Oval recently. Batting first, Australia had lost three wickets for 76 runs and needed a partnership desperately. Steve Smith and Head then put on a massive 285-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Head was magnificent as he smashed Indian bowlers to all parts. He scored 163 off just 174 balls, striking at 94 in the innings. He struck 25 fours and a six to take the game away from India. Australia went on to win the match by 209 runs to lift the trophy.
152 vs England, Brisbane 2021
The first match of the 2021-22 Ashes witnessed the very best of Head as he pummelled the English bowling attack all over the Gabba. The hosts had bowled out England for just 147 but were in a bit of trouble with 195/5 in response.
Head then played brilliantly with the tail to power Australia to 425. The left-hander smashed four sixes and 14 fours in his knock of 152 in just 148 deliveries. The home side won the match by nine wickets on the back of this outrageous innings.
175 vs West Indies, Adelaide 2022
West Indies were on the receiving end of some Head madness when they toured Australia in late 2022. He came out to bat with the scoreboard reading 131/3 and produced a terrific knock. He added 297 runs for the fourth wicket with Marnus Labuschagne.
Boundaries weren't coming as frequently in this innings at Adelaide but Head still maintained a good strike rate. He finished with 175 in 219 deliveries with 20 fours, and it remains his highest score in international cricket.
161 vs Sri Lanka, Canberra 2019
The first of six Travis Head centuries in Test cricket came in February 2019 at Canberra. And it came at a time when Australia were in deep trouble with 28/3 on the board. Head then joined hands with Joe Burns to produce a marathon 308-run partnership. Head scored an outstanding 161 off 204 balls, which included 21 fours and a six. The hosts went on to hammer Sri Lanka by 366 runs.
101 vs England, Hobart 2022
The fifth Test of the 2021-22 Ashes down under saw one more spectacular knock from Head. It was a day-night Test in Hobart, with seamers dominating the proceeding throughout the match. Head turned out to be the difference in the match as Australia claimed the victory by 146 runs.
Batting first, Australia had lost three wickets for just 12 runs including Steve Smith. Head added 71 runs with Marnus Labuschagne and 121 with Cameron Green to recover the innings. He scored 101 runs in 113 balls with 10 boundaries and was adjudged the player of the match.
Top Travis Head centuries in ODIs
152 vs England, Melbourne 2022
Head registered his highest score in ODI cricket when Australia hosted England in a three-match series post the 2022 T20 World Cup. In the third ODI at the MCG, Head showcased his full range of shots and added a massive 269-run opening stand with David Warner. Head smashed 152 off 130 in his knock that included 16 fours and four sixes. Australia posted 355 in 48 overs and won the match by 221 runs.
128 vs Pakistan, Adelaide 2017
Australia had experimented with their side in the 2017 series against Pakistan, with Head getting to open the innings a couple of times. He made it count in the fifth ODI at Adelaide, where he struck 128 off 137 deliveries with nine fours and three sixes. Head and Warner put on a mammoth 284-run opening partnership as Australia posted 369 runs in 50 overs.
101 vs Pakistan, Lahore 2022
Head produced a blistering knock in the first ODI on the tour of Pakistan when he opened in the absence of David Warner. He blasted a stunning 101 off 72 balls which included 12 fours and three sixes. Head missed out on a big score but his innings helped Australia get 313 and win the match comfortably by 88 runs.
Travis Head: Batting Career Summary
Head has played a total of 110 international matches for Australia, scoring 4,900 runs with the bat. There are nine centuries by Head in international cricket, six in Test cricket and three in ODIs.
Head has 2692 runs in the longer format from 39 appearances, averaging 46.41 with a best score of 175. In ODI cricket, he has scored 1912 runs so far in 54 matches at a pretty decent average of 40.68 and strike rate of 96.81. The left-hander has only played 17 T20Is for Australia, where he has struck 345 runs at 26.53 average and 133 strike rate.