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.read more
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.
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.
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.
India are currently scheduled to travel Down Under for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy later this year.
Saqlain Mushtaq has heaped praise on Kuldeep Yadav, stating that the Indian tweaker has done really well in shorter formats in recent times.
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.
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has said that he fears for the side's future after Nathan Lyon with regards to spin bowling.
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.
Lyon reckons that Paine has been “absolutely incredible” ever since taking up the responsibility post the infamous ball-tampering scandal in 2018.
According to Lyon, Australia need to reassess their approach to Pujara next time around.
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.
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.
Premier Australia spinner Nathan Lyon described how he adjusts to different surfaces and the challenges involved in that.
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.
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.
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.
Australia completed a 2-0 whitewash of Pakistan as they defeated the visitors by an innings and 46 runs in the second Test.
Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon achieved the record during the third day of the ongoing Test against Pakistan.
Warner became a victim of England pacer Stuart Broad seven times in Ashes this year.
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.