Former TWCC junior, fast bowler Andrew Fekete has been called into the Australian Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh.
Andrew played in premiership winning U14 and U16 sides at TWCC. The quick had a strong last Sheffield Shield season and performed well for Australia A in sub-continental conditions in India recently.
Fekete plays for Tasmania in the domestic competition, and has compiled 62 wickets at a tidy average of 26.66 from 18 Shield outings.
The right-armer was the third highest wicket-taker in last summer’s first-class campaign and once again selectors have shown they are rewarding performance, regardless of age or reputation.
On the Australia A tour, Fekete took five wickets at 23.4 in the two first-class fixtures.
Fekete particularly impressed selector Rod Marsh in the last domestic season.
“He can generate reverse swing and that ability could be extremely useful in the conditions we expect to encounter in Bangladesh,” Marsh said.
Player Profile – Andrew Fekete
Where did you play your junior cricket? Trinity Willison CC, in Melbourne
Favourite cricket match you’ve played in? Played a match at Lords in 2009 for Melbourne Cricket Club vs. Marylebone Cricket Club
Who was your cricketing idol growing up? Glenn McGrath
Who is the funniest person in the Tigers squad? Adam Maher
Who is the biggest ‘pest’ in the Tigers squad? James Faulkner
Finish this sentence: When I’m not playing or training I’m usually… having a coffee or on the golf course
Do you prefer Ryobi Cup or Sheffield Shield? Sheffield Shield
What sporting event do you wish you could have seen live? Black Caviar’s win at Royal Ascot
What is your hidden talent? Number crunching