Trav’s plan to make his case against NSW

REDBACKS captain Travis Head has declared he is ready to stake his claim for a long-awaited Test spot in this week’s Sheffield Shield opener against star-studded New South Wales.

Head said runs against the Blues at Adelaide Oval would count for plenty in his bid to force his way into the Australian side for the first Ashes Test against England at the Gabba from November 23-27.

Head, 23, has been on the cusp of Australian Test selection since making his international Twenty20 debut in January last year and believes he is “one of about a dozen guys fighting for the top six (batting) spots’’ in Australia’s First XI.

Head wants runs in the Sheffield Shield opener against NSW. (Matt King/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“With the Australian captain (Steve Smith) standing at second slip and facing virtually the Australian attack this week it’s a great opportunity to put my name up there,’’ swashbuckling left-handed batsman Head told The Advertiser.

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