A TEENAGER from Selkirk is set to make her international debut at cricket - for Australia.

Ellie Falconer immigrated Down Under with parents Iain and Jan when she was six.

And she has become one of the hottest young bowlers in the country, regularly being selected at regional level.

Last week Cricket Australia Women’s Youth Selection Panel listed Ellie in the 14-player Australian Under 19 squad to travel to South Africa next month.

As well as the host nation, Ellie will also face England in the tri-series.

Apart from two return visits to Selkirk in the past decade, this will be Ellie's first foray out of her adopted homeland of Australia.

She said: "I was a little shocked and surprised and naturally privileged to have my name amongst the squad."

Ellie, who is currently studying a degree in exercise and sports science along with psychology, is also a talented netball player.

The tri-series will pit Australia against South Africa’s Emerging Women and England Women’s Academy across four 50-over matches and two Twenty20s.

The final will be played as a 50-over match on April 28.