For some, that's a path to playing first-grade cricket, and eventually of graduating to the first-class level.
The squad comprises the best players from the Imparja Cup, the annual Aboriginal tournament in Alice Springs.
The sight of foreign cricketers playing or practising at a ground in India is a matter of curiosity for passers-by.
A slip-catching and fielding drill, scattered applause and chirps in a familiar accent had drawn a few spectators outside the perimeter of the MIG Club in Bandra, Mumbai, on a hot day in late October.
It was an Australian side but one unlike any other that had visited India before.
The Australian National Indigenous Team was in India for its first tour of the country, to play a few matches against local clubs.
The experience was of special significance for the squad of players, some of whom were travelling outside Australia for the first time.
They were young, confident, proud of their Aboriginal identity, and not discouraged by the past in their pursuit of achievement.
Playing cricket for Australia was the ultimate goal, and their conviction that circumstances would not impede their progress came across loud and clear.
"We're the face of indigenous cricket in Australia," said coach Barry Weare, 31, as we sat on a small bench just under the pavilion, behind the straight boundary.
Tapping away at his i Pad, scoring each delivery as his side bowled, Weare patiently heard out the inevitable questions about being part of a community whose previous generations had had cause for apprehension, not optimism, about their life in Australia. Are there still institutional barriers to progress? Why has Australia only had a couple of Aboriginal cricketers playing international cricket in recent times?