Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 27 years 254 days

Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory Under-17s, Australian Capital Territory Under-19s, New South Wales, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Nathan Michael Lyon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 44 55 26 436 40* 15.03 1087 40.11 0 0 57 1 18 0
ODIs 8 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
First-class 80 104 40 885 42 13.82 2096 42.22 0 0 107 4 26 0
List A 30 17 10 102 37* 14.57 97 105.15 0 0 9 4 16 0
Twenty20 23 6 2 18 11 4.50 19 94.73 0 0 1 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 86 10194 5384 158 7/94 12/286 34.07 3.16 64.5 5 7 1
ODIs 8 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 1 0 0
First-class 80 148 17886 9397 248 7/94 12/286 37.89 3.15 72.1 8 7 1
List A 30 30 1716 1339 39 4/22 4/22 34.33 4.68 44.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 23 22 455 560 27 3/14 3/14 20.74 7.38 16.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 29-31, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 29-31, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Canberra, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 3/36, 12*, 0/52 Australia v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015 Test # 2173
1/53, 2/27 Australia v England Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
2/69, 6, 4/75, 0* Australia v England Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
41, 0/136, 0, 1/64 Australians v Essex Chelmsford 1 Jul 2015 FC
5*, 3/55, 2/12 Australia v West Indies Kingston 11 Jun 2015 Test # 2166
1/20, 22, 2/67 Australia v West Indies Roseau 3 Jun 2015 Test # 2164
2/87, 8, 0/38 Australians v WICB Pres XI North Sound 27 May 2015 FC
0*, 1/119 NSW v West Aust Perth 13 Mar 2015 FC
3/70, 42, 3/76 NSW v Tasmania Sydney 5 Mar 2015 FC
7*, 3/73, 2, 0/11 NSW v West Aust Newcastle 25 Feb 2015 FC
Profile

An offspinner whose work as a curator took him from Canberra to Adelaide, Nathan Lyon completed a remarkable rise when he was picked in Australia's Test squad in July 2011. The previous year, he had taken up a job on the Adelaide Oval groundstaff, and his bowling talent was spotted by the Redbacks' Big Bash coach Darren Berry. Lyon impressed in Twenty20s for South Australia and made his first-class debut, before winning a spot in the one-day squad for Australia A's tour of Zimbabwe. A classical offspinner who flights the ball and looks for wickets, Lyon so impressed the selectors that he was chosen for the Test leg of the tour of Sri Lanka. He debuted in the first Test in Galle, and exceeded expectations, dismissing Kumar Sangakkara off his first delivery, and taking 5 for 34 in Sri Lanka's first innings.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Jul 18, 2015

Nathan Lyon is flanked by his team-mates, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 3rd day, July 18, 2015

Nathan Lyon is flanked by his team-mates

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Jul 17, 2015

Josh Hazlewood celebrates his maiden Lord's wicket, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day, July 17, 2015

Josh Hazlewood celebrates his maiden Lord's wicket

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Jul 10, 2015

Jos Buttler is caught by Brad Haddin off the glove when trying to reverse-sweep to give Nathan Lyon his 150th Test wicket, England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 3rd day, July 10, 2015

Jos Buttler is caught by Brad Haddin off the glove when trying to reverse-sweep to give Nathan Lyon his 150th Test wicket

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Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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