Beer selection an ‘advantage’ for Ashes Test

Former Australia spinner Peter Taylor has urged Michael Beer to use his mystery status to his advantage in the third Ashes Test.

Taylor was greeted with headlines of ‘Peter Who’ after he was plucked from the New South Wales side after just four first-class games and thrown into the national team for the final Test of the 1986/87 Ashes series.

He responded with a man-of-the-match performance, claming eight wickets and scoring 42 to help Australia to a face-saving win after Mike Gatting had led the tourists to an Ashes series victory, the last time England triumphed on Australian soil.

Full story: The Independent

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