Ashes 3rd Test News: North dropped, Michael Beer in ...

Ashes 3rd Test News: North dropped, Michael Beer in squad

Tags: The Ashes 2010-11, Australia v England 3rd Test at Perth - Dec 16-20, 2010, Australia, England, Marcus James North

Published on: Dec 10, 2010

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Marcus North, Doug Bollinger and Xavier Doherty have been axed, and Australia's selectors have sprung a major surprise by naming the little-known spinner Michael Beer in their 12-man squad for the Perth Test. Phillip Hughes has been picked to replace the injured Simon Katich, while Steven Smith is a strong chance to play after no other specialist batsman was named to replace North.

Match Schedule:

3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth
Dec 16-20, 2010 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 08:00 IST)

Australia Squad: Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Michael Beer, Ben Hilfenhaus.

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