Brother of cult hero Australian cricket's next big thing

 

Remember the young cricketer with the flowing blonde locks who gained cult status as a substitute fielder in Australia's Test side? Well, it turns out his brother is a pretty handy player.

Mickey Edwards stole the headlines during Australia's Test series against Pakistan when, on day five at the SCG and with the hosts low on troops, he came onto the field to help out his nation.

The crowd loved him so much that every time Edwards touched the ball, cheers echoed out from the stands. Even the faintest hint of his involvement was met with raucous celebration.

Mickey Edwards celebrates with the Australian team. Pic: Getty

Now younger brother Jack is making his own waves, with a series of stunning performances for Australia in the U19 series against Sri Lanka.

Jack Edwards has stepped up to be one of the standout performers for Australia in the U19’s series against Sri Lanka.

Despite being the youngest member of the squad the 17-year-old has already posted knocks of 106 and 12 in a recent three-day tour match against Sri Lanka, before backing it up it up with a man-of-the-match innings of 95 in the third 50-over game of the series.

Jack Edwards in action for Australia's U19's. Pic: Cricket Australia

He also hit 45 runs in the second match of the series.

While much has been made of the rise of Austin Waugh, the son of legendary former Australian captain Steve, Edwards' rich vein of form suggests he will also be a future star of Australian cricket.

Jack's success has not been lost on Mickey, who's happy to see the funny side in his younger brother's rise to stardom.



Going on his recent form, Jack Edwards will be confident of sealing his spot in Australia's squad for the U19 World Cup in New Zealand that begins on January 12, 2018.


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