Teen sensation Jake Fraser-McGurk has spent the last 50 days thinking about following in the footsteps of Brian Lara, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
Fraser-McGurk will be part of the Australian side that will kick off their under-19s World Cup campaign on Saturday against the West Indies in South Africa.
They are in pursuit of a record-equalling fourth youth title.
The Aussies are among the tournament fancies, having reached the decider two years ago and beaten Canada and tied with Bangladesh in the warm-up games.
Victorian Mackenzie Harvey will lead the squad after featuring in last year's Big Bash final win for the Melbourne Renegades.
Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers as coaches.
Young gun Oliver Davies will also be one to watch after whacking 94 off just 27 balls - included 11 sixes - in a warm-up match against Canada this week.
Spinner Tanveer Sangha is another who shapes as a crucial cog, after signing a deal with the Sydney Thunder late last year.
But Fraser-McGurk is arguably the biggest after becoming the youngest ever player to hit a half-century in one-day domestic cricket last November at 17.
It prompted Shane Warne to claim he should be in the Test squad for the experience, eyeing him as a serious player of the future.
But Fraser-McGurk will learn plenty in South Africa over the next month.
"It's pretty special to say you have played in the same tournament as these other guys have," he told AAP.
"I followed Cricket World Cup on Instagram and they say like 14 days to go, and they have a photo of some guy who has played.
"You've got Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson.
"And you think geez, this is a massive deal."
The right-hander will bat in the top order for the Aussies, and could also send down some legspin with the ability to turn the ball big.
Fraser-McGurk himself was blown away by Warne's praise.
"I was like hang on, I've played one Shield game," McGurk said.
"When I got to grade cricket and showed me the column where he spoke about me and Riley Meredith.
"It's pretty special to think players of that calibre know about me and are talking about me. It's surreal."
Australia also have Nigeria and New Zealand in their group, with the top two to progress to the quarter-finals on January 28.
AUSTRALIA U-19 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.
January 18, vs West Indies
January 20, vs Nigeria
January 23, vs England
Quarter finals from January 28
Semi-finals form February 4
Final: February 9
Australian Associated Press