Dropped Test star gives Aussie selectors 163-run Ashes reminder

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Dropped Test star gives Aussie selectors 163-run Ashes reminder
Travis Head knocked 21 boundaries on his way to a huge total. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Travis Head has fired a warning shot to Aussie selectors ahead of the Ashes this summer by hitting a whopping 163 runs in South Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia.

Head was dropped from the national side following last year's Boxing Day Test but, playing first class cricket on home soil for the first time since April, the 27-year-old showed exactly why he has long been considered the future captain of the Aussie side.

On Saturday afternoon, the South Australians were staring down the barrel of yet another hefty loss — the Redbacks have not tasted victory since February 2020 — until their skipper partnered with new recruit Jake Carder to turn the tide.

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