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Head set for Big Bash return

11 January 2020

Strikers captain Travis Head

Adelaide Strikers captain Travis Head will play his first game of KFC BBL|09 against the Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Head returns to the side after playing his role as vice-captain in Australia’s dominant Test summer, including a match-winning century against New Zealand at the MCG.

READ: Head ready to resume with Strikers

Vice-captain Alex Carey is unavailable for selection due to commitments in Australia’s three-match ODI series against India starting Tuesday, with young left-hander Harry Nielsen to take the gloves.

Leg-spinner Liam O’Connor has also been added to the 13-player squad.

Play begins at 3:10pm local time at Adelaide Oval with the final XI to be announced at the pre-game bat flip. Tickets are still available to the match and kids go free* (conditions apply).

Adelaide Strikers’ 13-player squad
Travis Head (c)
Wes Agar
Harry Conway
Rashid Khan
Michael Neser
Harry Nielsen
Liam O’Connor
Phil Salt
Matt Short
Peter Siddle
Billy Stanlake
Jake Weatherald
Jon Wells

In: Travis Head, Liam O’Connor
Out: Alex Carey, Cameron Valente