Most eighteen-year-olds are worrying about where to find their class at university or thinking about that overseas holiday with their mates. Not Teague Wyllie, though; he's just launched himself into Australian cricket history with a long and mature knock against Test match quality bowlers at the WACA.

This century isn't the first record he has set though, after he became the youngest player to play in a Sheffield Shield final last year when Western Australia clinched the title, once again at the WACA.

Hailing from the Rockingham Mandurah Cricket Club in Western Australia, Wyllie was also named captain of his first-grade club for the 2022/23 season. Much of his batting has been learnt most recently from former BBL cult hero Craig Simmons who has coached the premier cricket club over the last couple of seasons.

Yesterday though, Wyllie came out on a very tricky wicket for batters after New South Wales was bowled out for just 180 and battled hard early before gifting WA a 78-run lead at stumps of day two.

Only Kurtis Patterson, who scored 72 not out and averages 144 in Test cricket, is the other man to have passed 50 in the match.

You have to go back 30 years to find another 18-year-old who made a ton, that being former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. If Wyllie can have even half of the career of Ricky Ponting, then he will be one to watch for a long time to come.

While conversations about Australian selection may be a little premature, he seems to be on the path to getting there. Excitingly, four-day cricket won't be the only place he prospers though. Much like fellow WA cricketer Cameron Green, Wyllie is massive, and with power like that in his batting, it's only a matter of time before One Day and T20 selection comes his way.

Wyllie was also the highest scorer in the last Under-19 World Cup, scoring 278 runs across the tournament. The question is if he can continue this form through the rest of the season and what might happen when the big WA names come back from Australian selection.

There are still two days left in this match, and the possibility we see Wyllie bat once more in this match, and perhaps he could even score the winning runs. No matter what happens, though, he's one to keep an eye on.

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