Travis Head

Birth Day December 29th, 1993
Birth Place Adelaide, South Australia
Age 30 Years Old

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Travis Head is an Australian cricketer. He is famous for representing his country in all three formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is) as a middle-order batsman. He represents South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers in domestic cricket. Additionally, he serves as a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler. Formerly a co-vice-captain of the Australian Test team, Head played a pivotal role in Australia's victory in the 2023 ICC World Test Championship final, earning the Player of the Match title with remarkable innings of 163 runs. In the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup final, he led Australia to triumph over India, scoring an impressive 137 off 120 balls. 

Parents and Siblings

Travis Head, born on December 29, 1993, hails from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. His full name is Travis Michael Head. He holds Australian nationality with an Australian-White ethnicity. Born to parents Simon Head and Ann Head, he has two siblings, Ryan Head and Chelsea Head. Travis pursued his education at Trinity College in South Australia.

Travis Head, Australian Cricketer

Cricket Career

  • Travis Head began his cricket journey with underage teams like Craigmore Cricket Club and Trinity College. 
  • Representing South Australia at under-17 and under-19 levels, he made his debut in the National Under-19 Championships at 17. 
  • After impressing in grade cricket, he entered first-class cricket with South Australia at 18, earning a rookie contract. 
  • He played for Australia's under-19 team, showcasing talent in both batting and bowling at the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. 
  • He captained South Australia to victory in the 2012–13 National Under-19 Championships. 
  • Despite coming close to his first century several times in his early career, he made significant contributions, including a List A century for the National Performance Squad in 2014.
  • In February 2015, at just 21 years old, he became the youngest captain in South Australia's 122-year first-class history, taking over from Johan Botha. 
  • His captaincy coincided with a remarkable improvement in his performance across all formats.
  • During the 2015–16 season, he achieved several milestones, including becoming the third Australian to score a double century in List A cricket and securing his maiden first-class century. 
  • He led South Australia to their first Sheffield Shield final in 20 years, earning him the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year title. 
  • Head's impressive form led to his inclusion in Australia's Twenty20 International squad, and he made his international debut on Australia Day in 2016. 
  • Subsequently, he played in various formats, contributing significantly, including a maiden ODI century against Pakistan. 
  • Despite his strong performances, he faced challenges, such as being excluded from the Test squad and experiencing changes in his batting position. 
  • He continued to excel in domestic and T20 cricket, captaining the Adelaide Strikers and achieving notable feats like scoring his second double-century in List A cricket in October 2021.
  • Travis earned a national contract in April 2018 and made his Test debut against Pakistan later that year. 
  • In January 2019, he was appointed Australia's Test vice-captain. Head has been a consistent performer, scoring a maiden Test century in the 2019 Ashes and another century in the Test Series against New Zealand. 
  • Despite being demoted as Test co vice-captain in 2020, he continued to excel, scoring centuries in the 2021–22 Ashes series and the 2023 WTC final. 
  • Head has climbed the ICC Test batting rankings, reaching number two after the 2023 Ashes series, where he ended with 362 runs and three half-centuries.
  • In 2022, he returned to white-ball cricket for Australia after a hiatus since 2018. 
  • He initially missed the T20I series against Sri Lanka to play in the Sheffield Shield but did not feature in any matches.
  • In the Pakistan tour, Head made a stunning comeback in the first ODI, scoring a century, taking two wickets, and earning player of the match. 
  • He continued to impress with significant contributions in subsequent ODIs and T20Is. 
  • Selected for the Sri Lanka tour, Head top-scored in an unofficial ODI but faced a hamstring strain. 
  • After missing the series due to paternity leave, he shone against England with a career-best 152 in the final ODI. 
  • In March 2023, he showcased his stellar form in the ODI series against India, scoring a rapid unbeaten half-century and establishing an unbeaten partnership of 121 with Mitchell Marsh in the second ODI, leading Australia to a convincing 10-wicket victory. 
  • Subsequently, in the limited-overs series against South Africa, he scored his first T20I half-century (91) in the third T20I, earning the player of the match award.
  • Unfortunately, Head suffered a left-hand fracture in the fourth ODI, forcing him to retire hurt and miss the final ODI. 
  • Despite the injury, he was named in the Australian squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup and made a triumphant return in the match against New Zealand, scoring his fourth ODI century (109 off 67 balls) and winning the player of the match award. 
  • Head's all-round excellence in the semi-final, contributing with both bat and ball, propelled Australia to a 3-wicket victory against South Africa and secured a spot in the final. 
  • In the championship match against India, Head became the seventh batsman to score a century in a Cricket World Cup Final (137), earning the player of the match as Australia clinched the title with a six-wicket win.
  • As of November 2023, Head has scored six centuries in Tests and five in ODIs.

Salary & Net Worth

Travis Head, the accomplished cricketer, has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2023, equivalent to around INR 24 crores. His income sources include earnings from the Big Bash League (BBL), Cricket Australia, investments, and participation in various domestic tournaments worldwide. With an annual salary of approximately $500,000, the majority of his income stems from his Cricket Australia contract, valued at $278,000. Additionally, Head has earned INR 1.3 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

Residing in a luxurious house in Adelaide at 48 Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham, which he purchased for $3.05 million in 2020, he also owns properties in Tennyson and Kidman Park, contributing to his overall net worth. Endorsed by Gray Nicolls, a cricket gear manufacturer, Travis Head is content with his earnings and leads a comfortable lifestyle with his wife and child.

Wife & Daughter

Travis Head is happily married to his longtime girlfriend-turned-wife, Jess Davies, whom he started dating in May 2016. The couple got engaged in March 2021 and tied the knot in April 2023. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in September 2022. Currently, the family is enjoying a happy and fulfilling life together. 

Travis Head with his wife, Jess Davies

Height and Weight

Travis Head, the handsome cricketer, possesses an athletic build with a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) and a weight of 74 kg (163 lbs). His distinctive features include a toned physique, short-cropped, side-parted, wavy dark brown hair, light brown eyes, and an affable smile. Sporting a light stubble, Head's appearance complements his skillful presence on the cricket field. 

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