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Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon

Full Name: Nathan NULL Lyon

DOB: 20th Nov 1987

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Off break

Team:
  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Worcestershire
  • New South Wales
  • Adelaide Strikers
  • Sydney Sixers
  • Australians
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 71 92 32 716 11.93 40* 1597 44.83 0 0 91 4 33 0
    ODIs 13 6 4 46 23 30 46 100 0 0 5 1 2 0
    T20is 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    First Class 124 160 50 1399 12.72 75 2929 47.76 0 2 164 12 52 0
    List A 55 26 13 182 14 37* 172 105.81 0 0 16 7 25 0
    T20s 33 14 5 47 5.22 11 48 97.92 0 0 4 0 11 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 71 136 17023 516 8813 280 31.48 3.11 60.8 8/50 10 12 2
    ODIs 13 13 720 9 592 17 34.82 4.93 42.35 4/44 1 0 0
    T20is 1 1 6 0 15 0 15 0/15 0 0 0
    First Class 124 226 27985 872 14615 413 35.39 3.13 67.76 8/50 14 12 2
    List A 55 54 2965 35 2392 71 33.69 4.84 41.76 4/10 4 0 0
    T20s 33 32 658 0 799 41 19.49 7.29 16.05 5/23 1 1 0
    Profile

    When Shane Warne retired at the beginning of 2007, the cricketing world expected another matchwinning Australian spinner to slot straight into the side. By the time Nathan Lyon debuted four-and-a-half years later, 10 possible replacements had failed their auditions, with only Nathan Hauritz surviving more than five Tests. It was with little expectation then that a former groundsman from South Australia was offered his opportunity in Galle. A five-wicket haul in his first bowl soon changed perceptions and overnight, Australia’s spin-bowling crisis was over. To say that Lyon was unheralded when he appeared in Australia’s best XI would be a sizeable understatement. Within a year, he had gone from a full-time role on the Adelaide Oval ground staff to representing his country. His club-cricket performances earned him a crack in the Big Bash for South Australia. His displays there led to a run of first-class outings, which in turn led to his international call-up - the famous Australian pyramid performing at its efficient best. Lyon is an attacking offspinner who is not afraid to give his deliveries plenty of air. For a finger spinner, he imparts plenty of revolutions on the ball and achieves appreciable dip, arguably his greatest weapon. His relationship with Michael Clarke, a naturally attacking captain, will be a decisive feature of Australia’s ascent back up the world rankings.

    Last Updated:3rd Jun 2016
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