Will Pucovski will fly to Brisbane on Sunday to link up with Australia's Test team for the first time having been touted as "the best young talent ever seen" by an Australian teammate and knowing a coveted Baggy Green cap is within his grasp.

The hype around this 20-year-old talent has been growing for some time and will surely escalate as he lands in the spotlight with the Test team.

In the relatively anonymity of a low-key Cricket Australia XI match in Hobart against the bowlers he may face in Brisbane next week, Pucovski quietly went about his business, scoring 23 off 54 in the first innings, and an unbeaten 33 from 70 balls in the second before his side declared.

He'll be joined on his flight from Hobart by Queensland trio Joe Burns, Matthew Renshaw and Marnus Labuschagne. Four batters, but only three vacancies in the Australian top six.

Batting at No.5, his opportunity to push on in the second innings was curtailed. Pucovski would no doubt have loved the extra time in the middle and the chance to notch a score that would have all but assured his Test spot, but the nature of the tour match meant arrangements were in place for both sides to make declarations. It was, ultimately, Sri Lanka's preparation for the Tests that took primacy.

But opportunity is what you make of it, and Pucovski showed glimpses of the talent that has so many in the Australian cricket machine so excited.

Compact, assured and fleet of foot, Pucovski has all the natural ingredients, and bigger tests await than a Sri Lankan side more focused on its own preparations than pushing for a result in Hobart.

CA XI and Victoria teammate Scott Boland has seen plenty of Pucovski on his rise to prominence and is in no doubt the fresh-faced youngster with the blonde curls can cut it at Test level.

"He's just the best young player I've ever seen," Boland enthuses.

"He's got so much time when he bats. He's just really cool, calm and collected.

"He's got all the shots, and the hundreds he's made are big hundreds. When he gets in he goes big."

There wasn't much opportunity for Pucovski to go big in Hobart, but he has a good track record.

His two first-class centuries (from 13 innings) were the 243 he scored at the WACA in mid-October, and the 188 that came in February last year against Queensland at the MCG. That maiden JLT Sheffield Shield century came the week after he'd scored an unbeaten 207 in a Toyota Futures League match for the Vics.

His rise to Shield cricket came after he'd scored 650 runs at the under-19 National Championships in 2016 as an 18-year-old, including four consecutive centuries.

The double-ton at the WACA, where he battled his well-publicised mental demons as much as the Western Australian bowlers, was an innings that earned rave reviews from Boland.

"They had some pace in their attack and he handled it really well," the fast bowler said.

"He ducks, he weaves, he can pull, he can almost hit it wherever he likes."

Those skills were on show in his second innings that was curtailed to accommodate the touring team as the CA XI declared after the first session with Pucovski on 33.

Fellow Victorian Jon Holland, who took four wickets on the final day of the tour match, has seen plenty of Pucovski and rates him an immaculate player of spin.

"Will Pucovski looked really good against Sri Lanka," Holland told reporters.

"He can take a bit of confidence into the Test series, Will, and hopefully he gets an opportunity and does really well."

Coming in when the pink ball was 38 overs old made batting easier than what Test squad teammates Burns and Renshaw faced as openers but the young Victorian was watchful, facing 10 dot balls before he rocked back, opened his stance and cut Dilruwan Perera for four.

After initially getting off the mark, he rarely faced a string of dot balls, and his ability to rotate the strike is a strength, and he scored with relative comfort on both sides of the wicket.