Head is coming good says Sharp

14 May 2018 05:10:21 EST

Worcestershire head coach Kevin Sharp believes that Australia batsman Travis Head is starting to get to grips with tricky early-season conditions in England.

The 24-year-old left-hander, who has played in 34 one-day internationals and ten T20 internationals, has yet to make a big score for the Pears on their return to the first division of the County Championship.

I know the pitches he has played on have done far more than he has ever seen before.

Kevin Sharp

However, he made his highest score to date of 62 as rock-bottom Worcs fell just short of recording a victory over reigning champions Essex on Sunday.

And Sharp is confident that Head is getting better with each game played, with the Aussie having some previous experience of English conditions from a spell with Yorkshire.

Sharp to the county's official website: "Travis is a fine young player, he is an entertainer, he is a good player to watch, he plays some fantastic shots and he is learning how to play in English conditions.

"For all the shots he can play, he also knows how to build an innings and he is finding out how to play in some quite difficult English conditions.

"I know the pitches he has played on have done far more than he has ever seen before.

"That is one of the reasons why the Australian Cricket Board want these lads to come and play here because they want them to get ready for English conditions, because there is an Ashes series coming up in 12 months."

Meanwhile, Worcestershire are 7/1 to win the T20 Blast this summer and are 1212/1 to triumph in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

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