Arshdeep dismisses Travis Head for golden duck in SRH vs PBKS clash

The first match of the season 2024 between SRH and PBKS was a high stake clash and the begin of the game was spectacular. A big blow for SRH’s chase of a competitive target of 215 came in Punjab Kings squad, their left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh first pinned SRH’s in form cricketer Travis Head right on the crease and gave him out lbw without even facing a ball.

Head’s Woes Begin Early

Head, who has scored a bundle for his teams in the season and has caused sleepless nights for the opposition bowling departments, was clean bowled by a yorker by Arshdeep Singh to the first legitimate ball of the SRH innings. On Monday, the Australian batsman, famous for his hard-hitting batting, struggled to come to terms with it as Arshdeep Singh backed away and hurled this gem of a delivery.

Again Sri Lankan Head, who has been a total nightmare for the bowling units of the opposition teams in the IPL 2024 season, was foxed by a good delivery of Arshdeep. It was the first ball to be bowled in the second innings and that put the SRH on early backfoot.

Needed – A well directed delivery does the trick

Various sources described how Arshdeep Singh another Indian cricketer managed to give a good-length delivery which would pierce and move in sharply after rising around the off-stump. At one moment, when Head probably anticipated an outswinging ball, he was caught a little delayed in getting his bat down to it. He failed to counter as the skiddy ball snuck under his defense and disturbed the wood work & Sağ an kt sk for a golden duck.

The exact details of the delivery that dismissed Head are not explicitly mentioned, but reports suggest it was a good-length ball that skidded through and clipped the off-stump. Head, perhaps expecting something fuller or wider, was caught flat-footed and was a touch late in bringing his bat down. The dismissal highlighted Arshdeep’s ability to swing the new ball and exploit any hesitation from the batsman.