Two of Tasmanian cricket's biggest icons have praised Riley Meredith's improved application as the Hobart-born quick prepares to tour with the national team for the first time.
Meredith is part of a 21-man squad which will leave for England this weekend ahead of a six-game series featuring three ODIs and three T20s.
Australian Test captain Tim Paine and retired former ODI captain George Bailey said the 24-year-old's call-up was well-deserved.
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"It's fantastic not only for Riley, but for Cricket Tasmania and the Tigers to see one of their younger teammates called up," Paine said.
"For our whole squad to be able to see Riley go and do that shows to them that it's within grasp for everyone.
"Particularly his last 12-18 months, the way he looks after himself and his preparation and things like that have gone to another level, so really pleased to see him rewarded for the hard work he's been putting in."
Bailey, who will travel to England with Meredith after being appointed to the three-man selection panel last year, said Meredith was "absolutely" a chance of playing despite the squad's larger-than-usual size.
"I was really pumped for Riley on a personal level having been with him since he first joined the Tasmanian squad and seen his development," Bailey said.
"Obviously there's a physical development as well, but seeing the way that he's lifted his training standards and mental application as well, it's a great reward to see him on this trip."
Bailey said the Tigers quick had the ability to represent Australia in the same mould as pace twins Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.
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"I do - the caveat being that I think there's a hell of a lot of cricketers around Australia that have the ability to," Bailey said.
"[Starc] and Pat Cummins should be on every fast bowler's walls as far as having the capabilities to do so, but also working bloody hard to make sure those capabilities come to fruition.
"So that'll be a great benefit to Riley - just being around those guys on his first trip will be awesome."
The first T20 will be played behind closed doors at the Rose Bowl on September 5.
- Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.