Sharp eyes, huge heart: why ICC is wrong to leave out Travis Head

Century and an incredible catch in the Cricket World Cup final brought a humble man to centre stage as Australia’s match-winner against India in Ahmedabad

The Times

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Narrated by Steve James

Down the pitch went Rohit Sharma to lift Glenn Maxwell’s off spin effortlessly over long on for six. The next ball, flatter and wider, was cut to the fence for four.

There was a time when ten runs from an over would have been deemed more than sufficient, but in the attitude of Sharma, India’s captain, in this World Cup has been manifested the courage and aggression required of an opener in one-day international cricket these days.

Sharma revealed himself in this tournament as a player transformed, hitting more sixes than any other batsman, and surpassed only by his team-mate Virat Kohli in the runscoring stakes.

Maxwell’s over, the last of the powerplay, with only two fielders permitted outside the fielding circle, was the time