The southpaw has been confirmed to make his Test debut alongside Aaron Finch by head coach Justin Langer and will have his entire family in tow for his special moment.
“There will be mum, dad, girlfriend, brother, sister, uncles, cousins and my manager. It is an unbelievable time to be around when guys are making their debuts. To have the family over there is even better,” Head told the Advertiser.
The 24-year-old is eager to get on the field against the same opponents against whom he scored his maiden ODI ton last year in the series Down Under.
“I have played against them a bit, they are definitely exciting, No.1 in the world in one-day cricket. There are faces we have seen before,” he stated.
The South Australia batsman joins an illustrious group of players from his state including the late Phil Hughes and former coach Darren Lehmann to have donned the iconic ‘Baggy Green’.
“It is an elite group to play for Australia who you hold in the highest regard,” Head stated.
The left-hander has enjoyed a good run of form in the lead-up to the two-Test series in the UAE. In the tour game against Pakistan A at Dubai, he struck an unbeaten 90 and had also been in excellent form during Australia A’s tour of India earlier.
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