Sheehan's Aussie selection: PHOTOS, VIDEO

Zac Sheehan belts runs, while Westy finds out how tough blind cricket is.

BENDIGO’S Zac Sheehan is preparing for national duties following his selection in the Blind Cricket Australia development squad.

Sheehan, 17, has been picked in the Australian development squad that will tour New Zealand in January, next year, playing six Twenty20 matches and a one-day game.

“I’m really pumped to have made the squad; it took a couple of days for it to sink in that I made it,” Sheehan said on Friday.

“To be able to represent Australia is obviously one of the biggest things I’ve ever done, so I can’t wait to get into it.”

Sheehan plays for St Paul’s in the Victorian Blind Cricket Association in Melbourne where he has a highest score of 32.

The Bendigo Senior Secondary College Year 11 student will play as a top-order batsman in the Australian squad.

“I’m looking forward to playing cricket in a country where I’ve never been before,” said Sheehan, one of the youngest players in the Australian squad.

“To go and have that experience as a 17-year-old will be great for my confidence.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring Sheehan’s trip to New Zealand can contact him on 0459 968 115.