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Lyon bids for World Cup spinner's berth

Jan 17, 2018: A match haul of 3 for 18 in the Big Bash on Tuesday was a reminder that the Australia offspinner can be valuable in limited-overs cricket as well

Daniel Brettig

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2017-18, MCG

Lyon and Maddinson hand Stars a thrashing

Jan 16, 2018: The offspinner claimed three wickets while the opener smashed a 23-ball fifty to put the Melbourne Stars out of contention for the semi-finals

The Report by Daniel Brettig

England news

Strauss to consider £3 million 'spin fund'

Jan 10, 2018: New measures needed to identify and nurture spin-bowling talent, says John Emburey, after failure to compete in Ashes

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Moeen facing Lyon: nine innings, seven wickets

Jan 7, 2018: Moeen Ali was a walking wicket against Nathan Lyon this Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Lyon's share recalls Warne impact

Jan 7, 2018: Expectation rises whenever Nathan Lyon takes the ball, and England have largely been worried out of attacking him

Daniel Brettig at Sydney

A super year for spinners, captains, and Test results

Jan 5, 2018: For the first time in Test history, spinners took more than 600 wickets in a calendar year, while Steven Smith and Virat Kohli led a run-fest for captains in 2017

S Rajesh


Look ma, it's the Ashes

Jan 4, 2018: Australia had a fair few things to be unhappy about last year, but winning against England made up for all of them

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Australia blunted on day of toil

Dec 27, 2017: With Mitchell Starc missing and Pat Cummins unwell, Australia's attack struggled to make an impact having failed to add customary lower-order runs

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

The Ashes 2017-18

Lyon best spinner in the world - Davison

Dec 9, 2017: John Davison, mentor to Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon, believes improved batting performances from Australia have also aided the spinner's success after a difficult period last year

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Lyon goes from cult hero to real hero

Dec 4, 2017: For many years a support act, then last summer a novelty, Nathan Lyon has become very much the main attraction this summer

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

The briefing

The saviour, the protecter, the butthead and the bully

Dec 2, 2017: The month of November was all about the stars of yet another glorious Ashes series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Why Nathan Lyon is special

Dec 1, 2017: Fingerspinners have generally struggled in Australia, but Nathan Lyon has been a glorious exception

S Rajesh

England's wheels are not off but they're loosened

Nov 29, 2017: They couldn't match fire with fire in Brisbane, or spin with spin. And they had no answers for the Steven Smith question

Mark Nicholas

The Ashes 2017-18

Come and get me - Lyon says to England

Nov 29, 2017: Confident in his abilities as Australia's No. 1 spinner, Nathan Lyon has said he wouldn't mind if the English batsmen come out with a plan of all-out attack against him in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 4th day

Where the Test turned

Nov 26, 2017: The key moments that left Australia on the verge of a comprehensive victory at the Gabba

George Dobell

Gabba Test shows why pitches must favour bowlers more

Nov 26, 2017: The pitch for the first Test is a great illustration of why the best Test matches are played on surfaces that give some encouragement to the bowlers.

Ian Chappell

Australia v England, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Lyon shrugs off trash-talk criticism

Nov 24, 2017: Nathan Lyon has defended his controversial pre-Ashes comments about Matt Prior and wanting to end England players' careers

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, 1st day, Brisbane

Brisbane clouds clear for Cummins and Lyon

Nov 23, 2017: Two Australian bowlers in the thick of the first-day action found the Gabba shining more benignly upon them than usual

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

The Ashes 2017-18

Trashes to Ashes: England find the calm before the storm

Nov 21, 2017: Given their imperfect preparation, England are probably just about as well-placed as they could be going into the series

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2017-18

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon

Nov 21, 2017: Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon

ESPNcricinfo staff
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