Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 27 years 28 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 36 46 22 345 40* 14.37 929 37.13 0 0 43 1 15 0
ODIs 8 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
First-class 65 85 33 670 40* 12.88 1737 38.57 0 0 80 1 21 0
List A 30 17 10 102 37* 14.57 97 105.15 0 0 9 4 16 0
Twenty20 19 5 1 14 11 3.50 15 93.33 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 70 8432 4403 127 7/94 12/286 34.66 3.13 66.3 4 7 1
ODIs 8 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 1 0 0
First-class 65 119 14318 7566 193 7/94 12/286 39.20 3.17 74.1 6 7 1
List A 30 30 1716 1339 39 4/22 4/22 34.33 4.68 44.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 19 18 365 453 19 3/14 3/14 23.84 7.44 19.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 2014 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 Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 2014 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 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 5/134, 7/152 Australia v India Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
1/31 NSW v South Aust Sydney 25 Nov 2014 FC
0/91, 27, 1/20, 0 NSW v Queensland Brisbane 16 Nov 2014 FC
1/154, 15, 0/48, 0 Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014 Test # 2142
2/148, 4*, 0/72, 0 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
0/68, 2/49, 2* Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
1/40 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Oct 2014 ODI # 3532
2/33 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 7 Oct 2014 ODI # 3530
0*, 0/41 Australia v South Africa Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
1/53 Australia v South Africa Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
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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Dec 18, 2014

Nathan Lyon watches Marnus Labuschagne take a diving catch at short leg, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 2nd day, December 18, 2014

Nathan Lyon watches Marnus Labuschagne take a diving catch at short leg

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Dec 15, 2014

Australia have a laugh at practice, Brisbane, December 15, 2014

Australia have a laugh at practice

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Dec 13, 2014

Australia gather around Mitch Marsh after he completes the catch to dismiss Virat Kohli, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 13, 2014

Australia gather around Mitch Marsh after he completes the catch to dismiss Virat Kohli

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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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