Archie Schiller at toss: 'Hit sixes and get wickets'

Seven-year-old Archie Schiller was informed about his selection to the Australia's Test squad for the Boxing Day Test via a phone call from head coach Justin Langer.

Archie Schiller warms-up with his teammates before the first day's play at Melbourne.   -  Getty Images

Seven-year-old Australia's co-captain Archie Schiller walked out with Tim Paine to the coin toss for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. With a baggy green on, Archie was visibly excited.

Archie was listed as co-captain on the team sheet.

Archie had a simple message at the toss. "Hit sixes and get wickets," is what he said.

Australia skipper Paine said, "Archie wanted to bat first, but as I said this wicket is a little bit different to what it normally is," and laughed, much to the amusement of Archie.

Later, the seven-year-old joined his teammates for the national anthem.

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Archie’s dream of playing for Australia came true when he was drafted into the squad through Make-A-Wish Australia and Cricket Australia.

The youngster was diagnosed with a heart condition which he has battled throughout his short life, undergoing multiple surgeries.

Archie met his Australian cricket idols ahead of the first Test in Adelaide before re-joining the camp in Melbourne.

On the biggest day on the cricket calendar, Archie received the biggest honour — a baggy green.

Archie stood with the team as the national anthems were played, in full whites.

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