Archie makes the squad

27 November

A surprise phone call from Justin Langer

Watch as Justin Langer, Coach of the Australian Cricket Team, surprises Archie with some life-changing news!

Archie's on the squad!

Archie couldn't believe it when the phone rang and it was Australian Cricket coach Justin Langer calling.

Via a Skype call from the UAE, Archie learned he'd been included in the extended squad for the Boxing Day Test against India.

Archie's reaction was priceless!

I've got some pretty special news... I've been watching a few highlights of your cricket. I'm really pleased to tell you, you've been picked in the squad for the Boxing Day Test!

Justin Langer, Head Coach of the Australian Cricket Team - speaking to Archie

Archie's training begins in earnest

Aware that a place on the squad is no guarantee of making it into the final line-up, Archie took Langer's advice on board – practicing with backyard bowling drills nightly.

Get ready for an update on his first training session with his new team, as they prepare for the First Test at Adelaide Oval.

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