12 Dec 2010

Beer selection raised Bell's eyebrows

8:46 am on 12 December 2010

England's Ian Bell says Michael Beer can't be ready for Test cricket after just five first-class matches.

The Australians' shock selection of the spinner doesn't impress Bell, a veteran of 59 Tests.

"One hundred per cent no" is how Bell rates the 26-year-old Beer's chances of being prepared.

Beer only made his first-class debut for Western Australia two months ago and is now in Australia's 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test in Perth starting on Thursday.