Cape Town - Australia batsman Travis Head is looking forward to getting
more opportunities to bat at number four for his country.
Head averages 40.75 after 25 ODIs notching one century so
far but having limited chances to bat for long periods.
His single ODI ton came when he opened the batting for
Australia and he could get another opportunity to do so if Aaron Finch fails to
recover from a calf injury in time for Sunday's first match against India.
Of moving up to number four Head said: "I'm excited by
the opportunity to go up the order again.
"I feel confident and it was nice to get some time in
the middle the other day to get a feel for the wicket and the conditions."
The 23-year-old has impressed assistant coach David Saker
with his hard work in training.
Saker backed Head to prove his quality further up the order
before Finch suffered a calf strain.
The assistant coach said: "Hopefully he's the one that
can do it.
"He just seems to keep getting better every time he
plays for Australia, so that's a real positive.
"His training ethic is as good as you'd get so it's a
good reward for him."
Head has notched a half century in each of his three innings
at number four in ODIs for Australia.