As he sat at the MCG watching the Boxing Day Test in 2009, Michael would have had no idea that 12 months later he would be sitting in the Australian dressing room during an Ashes Test.
Michael received his first State contract with the Warriors in 2010 and six months later was a surprise call-up to the Australian Test team for the third Ashes Test in Perth following a glowing endorsement from the legendary Shane Warne, his former team mate from St Kilda Cricket Club.
Beer formed a tremendous slow bowling combination with Brad Hogg in BBL|01. He snared six wickets for the tournament and helped to keep opposing batsmen in check by conceding just 6.64 runs per over. He also added to his maiden Test appearance against England at the SCG when he played against the West Indies at Port of Spain in April 2012.