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