Match-winning World Cup effort lifts Travis into Australia’s all-time Movember XI – ArtidlLife

He says his spouse will not be a fan however Travis Head’s moustache is clearly working after his sensible show powered Australia to World Cup glory in opposition to India. 

The mustachioed opener blazed an excellent century to proceed a theme of hair-raising performances in all three codecs in recent times. 

After struggling to nail down a spot within the nationwide set-up for a number of seasons, Head is now one of many first gamers picked in all three line-ups and is looming because the pure successor to Pat Cummins as Check skipper. 

Is it a coincidence that he shaved off the mo earlier than the third Ashes Check in England this yr and the Aussies didn’t win one other match, practically coughing up the urn to the Poms?

And whereas moustaches are seen as a retro look which was extra in vogue in the course of the Seventies and ‘80s, his one-day associate David Warner is the opposite opener who makes Australia’s all-time XI. 

Travis Head. (Picture by Darrian Traynor-ICC/ICC through Getty Photos)

In relation to batting, David Boon is synonymous with the mo whereas Ian Chappell edges out Allan Border for the captaincy for by no means wavering from the stache. 

AB diverse between a full beard and a mo throughout his taking part in days and has lengthy since gone clear shaven however Chappelli has caught with the bushy higher lip to at the present time. 

The late, nice Rod Marsh is one other moustache devotee from Chappell’s reign as captain with Dennis Lillee and Max Walker finishing the quartet from that period.

Merv Hughes is one other computerized choice for his handlebar fashion mo with Mitchell Johnson following swimsuit in more moderen instances with a glance which nonetheless sends shivers down the spines of English batters from a decade in the past.

Finishing the Movember XI is the unique fiery quick bowler, Fred “The Demon” Spofforth, who sported a moustache which featured a debonair twirl at every finish, which was the fashion on the time when he was terrorising batters within the late 1800s.

Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee. (Picture by S&G/PA Photos through Getty Photos)

The moustache and bowling quick go hand in hand so there’s no room for spinners however NSW offie Peter Taylor from the Nineteen Eighties will get to hold the drinks for sticking with a ginger effort which evoked comparisons with Ed Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

Honourable mentions within the batting brigade go to the Nineteen Eighties cookie dusters of Graeme Wooden, Mike Veletta and David Hookes whereas Chappell’s inspiration might have come from his grandfather, Vic Richardson, who was one of many few gamers within the Bradman clean-shaven period to rock a stache.

Wayne Phillips was one other mustachioed keeper whereas Bruce Reid (with a uncommon blond mo), Tony Dodemaide and Bruce Yardley additionally introduced the look to the bowling crease.

The Movember XI

Travis Head
David Warner
David Boon
Ian Chappell (c)
Allan Border
Rod Marsh
Mitchell Johnson
Merv Hughes
Max Walker
Dennis Lillee
Fred Spofforth
twelfth: Peter Taylor


Hilda Harris

Hilda Harris, the sports reporter at Artidl Life Magazine, brings the world of sports to life through her expert analysis and captivating storytelling. With a passion for the game and a talent for turning sports events into compelling narratives, Hilda is your go-to source for all things sports at Artidl Life Magazine.

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