Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 31 years 242 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 86 111 34 923 47 11.98 2007 45.98 0 0 116 5 41 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 145 185 53 1682 75 12.74 3431 49.02 0 2 196 15 63 0
List A 71 34 19 213 37* 14.20 209 101.91 0 0 18 8 30 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 86 164 21905 11059 343 8/50 13/154 32.24 3.02 63.8 13 14 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 145 266 34445 17632 510 8/50 13/154 34.57 3.07 67.5 20 16 2
List A 71 70 3865 3131 83 4/10 4/10 37.72 4.86 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 1-4, 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 1-4, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 11, 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
5*, 0/49 Australia v England Birmingham 11 Jul 2019 ODI # 4191
2/53, 3 Australia v South Africa Manchester 6 Jul 2019 ODI # 4188
0*, 1/36 Australia v New Zealand Lord's 29 Jun 2019 ODI # 4178
0/43 Australia v England Lord's 25 Jun 2019 ODI # 4173
1/48 Australia v Sri Lanka Southampton 27 May 2019 Other OD
1/37 Australia v England Southampton 25 May 2019 Other OD
0/54 Aust XI v NZ XI Brisbane 8 May 2019 Other OD
1/50 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 31 Mar 2019 ODI # 4120
1/49 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 29 Mar 2019 ODI # 4119
1/48 Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 27 Mar 2019 ODI # 4118
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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Jul 6, 2019

Nathan Lyon put the brakes on South Africa by dismissing both openers, Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, July 6, 2019

Nathan Lyon put the brakes on South Africa by dismissing both openers

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Jul 6, 2019

Quinton de Kock looks on as Nathan Lyon dives to attempt a catch, Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, July 6, 2019

Quinton de Kock looks on as Nathan Lyon dives to attempt a catch

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Jun 9, 2019

Nathan Lyon gets underneath a catch, Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval, June 9, 2019

Nathan Lyon gets underneath a catch

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