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Nathan Lyon Nathan Lyon Height: 1.81m DOB: 20 November, 1987

Nathan Lyon rise to prominence is a story for the ages. He started off as a curator in Canberra and his work took him to Adelaide and that started a journey that many would be proud of. He was selected in Australia's Test squad in 2011 a year after taking a job as a groundstaff at Adelaide Oval. He was spotted Redbacks' Big Bash coach Darren Berr and he impressed in Twenty20s for South Australia and within seven months, he was a Test cricketer for Australia. Lyon made his Test debut for the Aussies against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2011 and since then been a regular in red-ball cricket. A traditional spinner, known for his ability to flight the ball and keep grinding on, Lyon has gone on to become one of the best spinners in the world. His limited-overs career never took off as he only managed to play sporadically since making his ODI debut in 2012 against Sri Lanka and T20 debut in 2016 versus Pakistan in 2016. But, Lyon remains Australia's most prolific spinner since Shane Warne retired and is expected to go past the 500-wicket mark with age on his side.

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Australia vs India: Nathan Lyon wants to go beyond 500 Test wickets

Cricket | Nov 19, 2020, 09:27 PM IST

Nathan Lyon has missed the adrenaline rush of Test cricket while he was away from the game due to the COVID-19 but says the break has rekindled his desire to go beyond 500 wickets in the format.

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'Disappointing for the series' that Virat Kohli will leave after first Test: Nathan Lyon

Cricket | Nov 13, 2020, 10:57 AM IST

Nathan Lyon said he is obviously disappointed to get limited opportunity to get a crack at Kohli, who is considered one of the best batsmen in the world.

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He does well even on pitches not tailor-made for spin: Aakash Chopra opines on Lyon vs Ashwin debate

Cricket | Jun 27, 2020, 05:10 PM IST

In 96 Tests, Lyon has managed 390 wickets at a strike rate of 63. Ashwin, on the other hand, has picked 365 wickets in 71 matches at a strike rate of 53.7. 

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Nathan Lyon rates India-Australia series at par with Ashes, says keen to avenge 2018-19 loss

Cricket | Jun 24, 2020, 03:53 PM IST

India are currently scheduled to travel Down Under for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy later this year.

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He is one of the best spinners at the moment: Saqlain Mushtaq opines on Lyon vs Ashwin debate

Cricket | Jun 16, 2020, 03:51 PM IST

Saqlain Mushtaq has heaped praise on Kuldeep Yadav, stating that the Indian tweaker has done really well in shorter formats in recent times.

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Nathan Lyon best spinner in the world at the moment, says Ashton Agar

Cricket | May 18, 2020, 03:32 PM IST

Calling Nathan Lyon the 'best spinner in the world' at the moment, Ashton Agar insisted that he's biding his time to make the most of his opportunities.

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Feel for spinners in Australia: Usman Khawaja believes side will suffer due to lack of quality spin

Cricket | May 09, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has said that he fears for the side's future after Nathan Lyon with regards to spin bowling.

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Ashwin, Lyon on par with Saqlain Mushtaq, Muralitharan but not suited for ODIs: Mushtaq Ahmed

Cricket | May 07, 2020, 05:41 PM IST

Ashwin (365 wickets from 71 games), Lyon (390 wickets in 96 Tests) and Pakistan's leg-break bowler Yasir Shah (213 wickets in 39 Tests) have won innumerable games for their countries in longest formats only to be found wanting in ODIs and T20s.

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Nathan Lyon backs Tim Paine to continue as Australia's Test captain

Cricket | Apr 14, 2020, 03:49 PM IST

Lyon reckons that Paine has been “absolutely incredible” ever since taking up the responsibility post the infamous ball-tampering scandal in 2018.

Kohli a 'superstar', Pujara the 'new wall' : Nathan Lyon calls Team India an 'absolute powerhouse'

Kohli a 'superstar', Pujara the 'new wall': Nathan Lyon calls Team India an 'absolute powerhouse'

Cricket | Apr 14, 2020, 02:01 PM IST

According to Lyon, Australia need to reassess their approach to Pujara next time around.

Hampshire, Nathan Lyon mutually cancel County season contract

Hampshire, Nathan Lyon mutually cancel County season contract

Cricket | Apr 11, 2020, 09:43 AM IST

Lyon joins Cheteshwar Pujara (Gloucestershire) and Michael Neser (Surrey) as the third overseas player in the Championship to have his contract cancelled for the upcoming season in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Ashwin or Lyon?: Brad Hogg picks his choice for better off-spinner in Test cricket

Ashwin or Lyon?: Brad Hogg picks his choice for better off-spinner in Test cricket

Cricket | Apr 11, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

During a Question and Answer session on Twitter, a fan had asked Hogg who is the better off-spinner among Ashwin and Lyon in Test cricket.

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Putting balls in different grips work: Nathan Lyon

Cricket | Feb 05, 2020, 02:33 PM IST

Premier Australia spinner Nathan Lyon described how he adjusts to different surfaces and the challenges involved in that.

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Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon pay visit to bushfire heroes in Southern Highlands. Watch

Cricket | Jan 08, 2020, 04:28 PM IST

Along the way, Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon also visited Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, who thanked them for their solidarity with the affected families.

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Nathan Lyon's fi-fer helps Australia take control of third Test against New Zealand

Cricket | Jan 06, 2020, 09:03 AM IST

Lyon was the standout bowler, making the most of the slow and variable bounce in the pitch to return 5-68, his best figures in nine tests at his home ground and 17th five-wicket haul of his 96-test career.

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Not a 4-day Test fan, hope ICC is not considering it: Nathan Lyon

Cricket | Jan 01, 2020, 03:04 PM IST

The debate around four-day Test cricket has reignited after it came to the fore that the ICC cricket committee is likely to consider four-day Test matches as being part of the World Test Championship from 2023.

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2nd Test: Australia thrash Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs, sweep series 2-0

Cricket | Dec 02, 2019, 03:16 PM IST

Australia completed a 2-0 whitewash of Pakistan as they defeated the visitors by an innings and 46 runs in the second Test.

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Nathan Lyon goes past Waqar Younis for most Test runs without half-century

Cricket | Nov 23, 2019, 05:07 PM IST

Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon achieved the record during the third day of the ongoing Test against Pakistan.

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David Warner will bounce back after Ashes horror, feels Nathan Lyon

Cricket | Nov 16, 2019, 03:18 PM IST

Warner became a victim of England pacer Stuart Broad seven times in Ashes this year.

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Hampshire rope in Nathan Lyon on a red-ball contract for 2020 season

Cricket | Nov 06, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

Nathan Lyon has played 91 Tests since making his debut for Australia against Sri Lanka in 2011 and has been a consistent performer for the Aussies ever since.

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