India tour of Australia: Australia batsman Travis Head said they will put the visitors under pressure during the first warm-up game starting Sunday.
Australia A captain Travis Head. (Reuters File Photo)
- Travis Head said they will look to test their skills against India
- India’s Test specialists will look to get into the groove by taking on Australia ‘A’
- Head will lead Australia ‘A’ side in the first three-day warm-up game
Australia batsman Travis Head is looking forward to testing his skills against India’s ‘unbelievable’ bowling attack in a ‘huge’ four-match Test series.
India’s Test specialists will look to get into the groove by taking on Australia ‘A’ in a three-day warm-up game at Drummoyne Oval. Head will lead Australia ‘A’ side in the first three-day warm-up game.
The three-day match will be played at the Sydney venue from December 6 to 8. The second tour match, scheduled to begin on December 11, will be played with the pink ball.
“Nice to have some memories and stuff from that series, but (they are) an unbelievable bowling attack and been well supported throughout the whole attack,” Travis Head said in a virtual press conference, facilitated by official broadcasters Sony Networks.
“You get through the new ball and someone like (Mohammed) Shami comes on and he’s just so relentless on his length. There was just no rest that, you had to be on for every bowler.
“That is expected of Test cricket but that was my first real look at a quality attack like that. Those next spells are as strong as their first so you have to be on 100% of the time. Looking forward to that test again, again we have that chance.”
Head said he had enough net sessions and was raring to go on Sunday.
“I am raring to go. I feel I have done enough net sessions now and enough training and I am not tired, I am really refreshed.
“I am at perfect peak to get into the games and it is a bit different to have this period off in the middle of the summer, it is going to be huge rest of the summer and huge test series,” he signed off.