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Captain clear to return

05 February 2019

Strikers captain Travis Head

Strikers captain Travis Head has been cleared by Cricket Australia to return to Big Bash action for Adelaide’s final match of the summer.

The 25-year-old, fresh from scoring his maiden Test century in Australia’s series sweep over Sri Lanka, is in line to play his first match in blue since last month’s clash with the Sydney Thunder at Spotless Stadium.

Head showed his trademark power and poise against the Melbourne Stars with a dynamic 43 off 31 balls – which included three consecutive sixes – in his only BBL outing at Adelaide Oval to date this summer.

BBL Highlights: Strikers v Stars

Every player that featured in Australia's 2-0 Test series win, with the exception of fast bowler Jhye Richardson and the uncontracted Mitchell Starc, has been cleared to re-join their Big Bash teams for the rest of the tournament.

Stand-in skipper Colin Ingram won’t feature for the Strikers on Saturday afternoon after the club agreed to allow the big-hitting South African to return home early to join his young family.

The Strikers host the Perth Scorchers at Adelaide Oval from 2:30pm on Saturday as both clubs vie for the Jason Gillespie Trophy. Tickets are now available.