Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 31 years 362 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 91 118 36 1003 47 12.23 2135 46.97 0 0 128 6 43 0
ODIs 29 14 10 77 30 19.25 83 92.77 0 0 7 2 7 0
T20Is 2 1 1 4 4* - 4 100.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 153 196 56 1840 75 13.14 3687 49.90 0 2 215 18 67 0
List A 72 35 19 227 37* 14.18 222 102.25 0 0 20 8 31 0
T20s 40 15 6 51 11 5.66 54 94.44 0 0 4 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 91 174 23360 11727 363 8/50 13/154 32.30 3.01 64.3 14 15 2
ODIs 29 29 1626 1334 29 4/44 4/44 46.00 4.92 56.0 1 0 0
T20Is 2 2 30 48 1 1/33 1/33 48.00 9.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 153 282 36604 18555 537 8/50 13/154 34.55 3.04 68.1 21 17 2
List A 72 71 3913 3179 84 4/10 4/10 37.84 4.87 46.5 4 0 0
T20s 40 39 820 981 49 5/23 5/23 20.02 7.17 16.7 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 12-15, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 11, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 28, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Nov 11-14, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 23, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers at Melbourne (Docklands), Feb 15, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 2/44, 0/18 NSW v West Aust Sydney 11 Nov 2019 FC
31, 2/45, 16, 1/50 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 1 Nov 2019 FC
14, 1/48 NSW v Tasmania Sydney 23 Oct 2019 LA
1/69, 30, 1/29 NSW v Tasmania Sydney 18 Oct 2019 FC
0/12, 25, 4/69, 1 Australia v England The Oval 12 Sep 2019 Test # 2362
26*, 0/89, 2/51 Australia v England Manchester 4 Sep 2019 Test # 2360
1, 0/2, 9, 2/114 Australia v England Leeds 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2357
3/68, 6, 0/102 Australia v England Lord's 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2355
12*, 3/112, 6/49 Australia v England Birmingham 1 Aug 2019 Test # 2353
0/10, 0/18 Hick XII v Haddin XII Southampton 23 Jul 2019 Other
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 T20s 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 he was affectionately nicknamed by his teammates as the GOAT - greatest of all time - as a result. 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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Sep 14, 2019

Nathan Lyon celebrates Joe Root's wicket, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 14, 2019

Nathan Lyon celebrates Joe Root's wicket

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Sep 14, 2019

Steve Smith catches Joe Root off Nathan Lyon, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 14, 2019

Steve Smith catches Joe Root off Nathan Lyon

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Sep 9, 2019

Nathan Lyon celebrates the final wicket of Craig Overton, Old Trafford, September 8, 2019

Nathan Lyon celebrates the final wicket of Craig Overton

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