Todd Murphy’s World Cup dream comes true

By Brayden May

TODD Murphy's dream of representing Australia at a Cricket World Cup is officially set to come true.

The Moama product has been included in Australia's 15-man squad to travel to South Africa next month for the ICC Under 19 World Cup.

Murphy was selected off the back of a strong display at the under 19 national championships with Victoria Country, where he took 10 wickets throughout the tournament.

After being named as captain prior to the competition, Murphy helped guide Vic Country to a second place finish after they went down against New South Wales in the final.

He is joined in the squad by fellow Victorians Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey and Patrick Rowe.

The selection caps off a whirlwind end to 2019 for Murphy who made his debut for Victoria's second XI in November.

Australia have been placed in a group with the West Indies, Nigeria and England.

Their first game will take place on January 18 against the West Indies.

The ICC Under 19 World Cup will be held from January 17 to February 9.

Australian squad: Cooper Connolly, Oliver Davies, Sam Fanning, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Lachlan Hearne, Corey Kelly, Liam Marshall, Todd Murphy, Patrick Rowe, Tanveer Sangha, Liam Scott, Bradley Simpson, Connor Sully, Matthew Willans.

More to come.