In the 2023 World Cup, Australian opening batsman Travis Head made a spectacular start by hitting a blazing half-century within just 25 balls. He achieved this feat in the first match of the World Cup, which was played against New Zealand in Dharamshala. With this remarkable inning, Travis Head now tops the list of the fastest half-centuries in this World Cup, along with Kusal Mendis.
The Australian team management decided to give Travis Head a chance to open the innings alongside David Warner in today’s match against New Zealand, replacing Cameron Green. This management decision proved to be spot on, as Head and Warner started a fiery opening partnership. Travis Head’s exceptional innings saw him reach a fifty in just 25 deliveries, while David Warner completed his half-century in only 28 balls.
Travis Head’s explosive performance in the World Cup has placed him at the top of the list of the fastest half-century scorers in the tournament. David Warner occupies the fourth position in this list. Glenn Maxwell’s name is also included in this list, as he achieved a fifty in 27 balls in a previous match. Notably, the only non-Australian on this list is the skilled Kusal Mendis from Sri Lanka, who also managed to score a half-century in just 25 balls, similar to Head’s achievement.
Travis Head was sidelined from the team due to an injury last month. Consequently, he was kept away from the team for nearly a month. He hadn’t been with the Australian team even during their time in India. He only arrived in India a few days ago. While there were expectations of his inclusion in the previous match, the team management decided to hold him back in order to acclimatize to the Indian conditions. Today, when he was brought onto the field against New Zealand, he wreaked havoc with his explosive batting.