Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 31 years 89 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 17 9 6 62 30 20.66 64 96.87 0 0 6 2 3 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 59 29 15 198 37* 14.14 190 104.21 0 0 17 8 26 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 17 17 942 771 18 4/44 4/44 42.83 4.91 52.3 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 59 58 3181 2568 72 4/10 4/10 35.66 4.84 44.1 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 Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 15, 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 Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 15, 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
0/24 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 15 Feb 2019 T20
0/31, 0 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Melbourne 10 Feb 2019 T20
2/70, 0/51 Australia v Sri Lanka Canberra 1 Feb 2019 Test # 2345
1/38, 1, 1/17 Australia v Sri Lanka Brisbane 24 Jan 2019 Test # 2343
12*, 0/59 Australia v India Adelaide 15 Jan 2019 ODI # 4078
0/50 Australia v India Sydney 12 Jan 2019 ODI # 4077
4/178, 0 Australia v India Sydney 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2339
1/110, 0, 0/40, 7 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2337
9*, 5/67, 5, 3/39 Australia v India Perth 14 Dec 2018 Test # 2334
2/83, 24*, 6/122, 38* Australia v India Adelaide 6 Dec 2018 Test # 2333
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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Feb 11, 2019

Nathan Lyon with Cricket Australia's Men's Test Player of the Year Award, Melbourne, February 11, 2019

Nathan Lyon with Cricket Australia's Men's Test Player of the Year Award

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Jan 26, 2019

Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins in a jovial mood after victory, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day, January 26, 2019

Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins in a jovial mood after victory

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Jan 26, 2019

Kurtis Patterson celebrates after taking a scorcher at gully, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day, January 26, 2019

Kurtis Patterson celebrates after taking a scorcher at gully

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