AS THE saying goes – once bitten, twice shy. But seemingly not so for Australia, which threw caution to the wind and baffled several Test greats in the process by leaving out spinner Michael Beer in favour of a four-man pace attack for the third Test against England.
Australia used the same tactic against India in January 2008, recalling pace ace Shaun Tait at the expense of Brad Hogg. It was a move that backfired badly, with Tait failing to take a wicket as India won by 72 runs in Perth.
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