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Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 28 years 249 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, Sydney Sixers

Playing role Bowler

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 54 62 28 528 40* 15.52 1277 41.34 0 0 67 2 28 0
ODIs 12 5 3 42 30 21.00 40 105.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 96 118 43 1113 75 14.84 2444 45.54 0 1 130 10 40 0
List A 41 20 11 147 37* 16.33 138 106.52 0 0 14 5 22 0
Twenty20 28 10 3 29 11 4.14 29 100.00 0 0 3 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 54 104 12239 6410 195 7/94 12/286 32.87 3.14 62.7 7 7 1
ODIs 12 12 666 543 16 4/44 4/44 33.93 4.89 41.6 1 0 0
T20Is 1 1 6 15 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 96 176 21068 11053 302 7/94 12/286 36.59 3.14 69.7 10 7 1
List A 41 40 2239 1798 52 4/22 4/22 34.57 4.81 43.0 3 0 0
Twenty20 28 27 556 686 34 5/23 5/23 20.17 7.40 16.3 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Providence, Jun 7, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lankan XI v Australians at Colombo (PSS), Jul 18-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Providence, Jun 7, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/72, 8, 2/14 Australians v Sri Lanka XI Colombo (PSS) 18 Jul 2016 FC
1/40, 30 Australia v South Africa Providence 7 Jun 2016 ODI # 3741
3/39 Australia v West Indies Providence 5 Jun 2016 ODI # 3740
75, 3/76, 7*, 2/86 NSW v Victoria Alice Springs 15 Mar 2016 FC
0/46, 1, 1/17 NSW v Tasmania Hobart 5 Mar 2016 FC
3/61, 33, 0/42 Australia v New Zealand Christchurch 20 Feb 2016 Test # 2202
3/32, 3, 4/91 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 12 Feb 2016 Test # 2201
1, 3/146, 3 NSW v West Aust Lincoln 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/15 Australia v India Melbourne 29 Jan 2016 T20I # 486
0/58 Australia v India Sydney 23 Jan 2016 ODI # 3727
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, made his first-class debut, and within seven months was a Test cricketer. A classical offspinner who flights the ball and looks for wickets, Lyon struck with his first ball in Test cricket when he had Kumar Sangakkara caught at slip in Galle. It was part of a haul of 5 for 34 and the beginning of a career that would, for the most part, end Australia's cycle of churning through Test spinners in the post-Warne era. By 2015, Lyon had become Australia's most successful Test offspinner of all time, passing Hugh Trumble's tally of 141 wickets, and following the post-Ashes retirements of Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson, he became one of the team's most experienced players.

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Jul 26, 2016

Nathan Lyon got into his groove after lunch, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 1st day, July 26, 2016

Nathan Lyon got into his groove after lunch

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Jul 24, 2016

Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh gear up for the Test series against Sri Lanka, Pallekele, July 24, 2016

Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh gear up for the Test series against Sri Lanka

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Jul 20, 2016

Nathan Lyon bagged two wickets, Sri Lankan XI v Australians, Colombo, 3rd day, July 20, 2016

Nathan Lyon bagged two wickets

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Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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