Head to become South Australia’s youngest captain of all time

"We are excited to appoint a young, capable leader who we believe can achieve higher honours in his cricketing career"

“We are excited to appoint a young, capable leader who we believe can achieve higher honours in his cricketing career”

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Travis Head will become South Australia’s youngest captain of all time after Johan Botha decided to step down from the position.

Head, 21, will now lead South Australia for the remainder of the domestic season, while 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Ludeman has been appointed as vice-cpatain.

“Johan has been working with the Redbacks to set up succession planning for the leadership of the team,” South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) chief executive Keith Bradshaw said. “After considering the options during the Sheffield Shield break, he approached us to explain his position and propose a change of leadership.

“We began a commitment with Johan to strengthen our young squad and develop leadership opportunities; his influence on the playing group on and off the field has been outstanding.”

“Travis’ appointment demonstrates a long-term focus for our young Redbacks team. This is a long term decision with long term success in mind.┬áTravis has demonstrated an ability to show resilience under pressure on the field in his short time playing for South Australia.

“Off-field, Travis is already well respected by the entire cricket community both in South Australia and around the country. We are excited to appoint a young, capable leader who we believe can achieve higher honours in his cricketing career.”

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