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SRH vs LSG: Australia’s Travis Head says IPL 2024 form doesn’t guarantee success at T20 World Cup

Travis Head has decimated the bowling attacks in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL), but the Australian tempered expectations for the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States, where turning lanes could make batting more difficult.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman has scored 533 runs in 11 IPL matches so far, with only Virat Kohli (542) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (541) above him, and the 30-year-old’s aggressive approach has marked him as one of the best. watch the T20 World Cup from June 1 to 29.

He hit an unbeaten 30-ball 89 as Hyderabad defeated Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 10 wickets with 62 balls to spare on Wednesday, but Head said his blistering form on flat Indian wickets would not automatically translate to similar pyrotechnics elsewhere.

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“When you play, you want to be as consistent as possible and score points. It’s nice to play well but that doesn’t guarantee anything in the West Indies,” Head told reporters.

“I think we will see quite a bit of spin in the Caribbean and the wickets will become more difficult as the tournament progresses.

“I’m really happy that I was able to play spin tonight and the things I’m working on in training are working somewhat at the moment. But I try to stay relaxed, as I have done in recent years, and be ready to go,” he added.

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Hyderabad, who posted the highest IPL total with 287-3 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru earlier this season, chased Lucknow’s total to finish with 167 without loss – the highest 10-over score in men’s T20 cricket.

“It’s nice to just come here and contribute. I wasn’t sure if I was going to play. Fun to try, fun to perform, and working with Abhi was fantastic. He is such an exciting talent for Indian cricket, he is exceptional. We complement each other well and he is very pleasant to work with. He is so excited and thinking about the game, he has a lot of energy so he is a great partnership to be involved in,” Head said of the opening stand before adding that the middle order has also played a key role for SRH.

“I think the Kings game (against Punjab Kings) is a blueprint for us on how we can approach the game. It’s not always going to work at the top of the order, we’re going to lose wickets, but we want to be brave all the way through the middle. Nitish (Reddy) has played some incredible innings, obviously we have Klassy (Heinrich Klaasen) and (Abdul) Samad is finishing it off for us…

“Everyone has a lot of confidence, everyone is playing well, we are not dependent on the top order. Yes, we are playing well, but I don’t think that defines the team. I feel like we have a very strong middle order… we are very well matched at the moment,” he concluded.

(With input from agencies)