Head appointed Redbacks skipper

03 Feb 2015

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Travis Head has become the youngest South Australian skipper in history, following his appointment at a SACA meeting on Monday morning.

He is also the second youngest in Shield history after Victoria’s Cameron White take the reigns of the Bushrangers back in 2004.

The SACA confirmed the change is effective immediately, as Johan Botha is said to have stepped aside for the young left hander. Tim Ludeman has been appointed Vice Captain.

Following his debut in 2012, the 21-year-old has played 27 Sheffield Shield matches for his State, collecting 1388 at 29.53.

Head is coming off a fruitful BBL season, where he collected 211 at 30.14 (SR 152.89), including a match-winning 71 which saw the Strikers get over the line against the Renegades.

South Australia currently sit fifth on the Sheffield Shield table, with just one win from their opening five fixtures.

The Redbacks return to Shield action on 7 February, when they take on Western Australia at the WACA.

The other two fixtures for the round include Tasmania v New South Wales and Queensland v Victoria.

Prior to his State debut, we caught up with Travis when he was just a Rookie contracted player with the Redbacks. Check out the interview below: