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Special member called-up to the AustralianTest squad


Cricket Australia has added a special member to the Australian Test squad ahead of the Test series that starts in Adelaide on coming December 6th.

Australia have a special member in squad

A six-year-old Archie Schiller, an ardent fan of the Australian cricket team who is suffering from a long-term heart condition have been called-up to the Australian squad for the first Test in Adelaide.

When Schiller was just three months old, it was discovered that he had some issues in his heart valves, which led to the irregular beating of the heart and further life-threatening complications if not monitored and kept in check at all times. He has already undergone thirteen surgeries in his yet short life.

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Archie Schiller who describes himself as a leg-spinner like Shane Warne has got a huge surprise from his parents when he was told that Cricket Australia has added him in the squad for the first Test in Adelaide via a video call from Justin Langer.

“I reckon he’ll be treated like (uncapped opener) Marcus Harris – come in for the first time in the changerooms, meet all the boys and like always when you come into that inner sanctum of the Baggy Green, it’s like joining the brotherhood,” Langer said today.

“Archie will be joining the brotherhood. He’s been through some tough times spent a lot of time in a hospital bed, so anyway that we can help to put a smile on his face, it’s the very least we can do for him.

Just being out on Adelaide Oval, in the sunshine, under a nice blue sky and running around with his heroes – who, to a man, were all really moved by his story – it should be terrific for everyone,” the head coach added.

 

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