Michael Beer

T20 Spin Specialist

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Nationality

Australian

Date of Birth

09/06/1984

Teams

Melbourne Stars

Role

LOS, RHB

Career Highlights and Awards

  • Signed with Melbourne Stars 2014
  • Champions League with Perth Scorchers 2012
  • Test Debut v England 2011
  • Signed with Western Australia 2010

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Michael Beer toiled away at club level in Melbourne for years and then moved to Western Australia during the 2010 off season as the Warriors searched for a frontline spinner. He took five wickets for the match against the touring England side in 2010-11 and was a shock selection in Australia’s squad for the Perth Test in December, despite having made only five first-class appearances.

He has since moved back to Victoria and has revolutionised the way spinners are used in white ball cricket being one of the first spinners used predominantly in the powerplays of one day and T20 games. He signed with the Melbourne Stars in 2014 in the Big Bash League and as of 2019, Michael has announced his retirement from the KFC Big Bash League after a stellar career of 58 matches across Melbourne and Perth.

 

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