Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 30 years 359 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 Insights on test 80 103 31 839 47 11.65 1831 45.82 0 0 110 4 39 0
ODIs Insights on odi 15 8 5 50 30 16.66 59 84.74 0 0 5 1 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 2 1 1 4 4* - 4 100.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 137 174 50 1570 75 12.66 3219 48.77 0 2 187 14 59 0
List A 57 28 14 186 37* 13.28 185 100.54 0 0 16 7 26 0
T20s Insights on t20 38 14 6 51 11 6.37 52 98.07 0 0 4 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 80 153 20081 10244 318 8/50 13/154 32.21 3.06 63.1 12 12 2
ODIs Insights on odi 15 15 822 662 18 4/44 4/44 36.77 4.83 45.6 1 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 2 2 30 48 1 1/33 1/33 48.00 9.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 137 251 32056 16520 469 8/50 13/154 35.22 3.09 68.3 17 13 2
List A 57 56 3061 2459 72 4/10 4/10 34.15 4.81 42.5 4 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 38 37 778 926 49 5/23 5/23 18.89 7.14 15.8 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 16-19, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 24, 2018 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 Tasmania at Sydney, Nov 5-8, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 24, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 28, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/44, 4/88 NSW v Tasmania Sydney 5 Nov 2018 FC
1/33, 4* Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 28 Oct 2018 T20I # 704
4/78, 2, 4/135, 6* Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16 Oct 2018 Test # 2322 Insights on
2/114, 6, 2/58, 5* Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 7 Oct 2018 Test # 2320 Insights on
8/103, 1/54 Australians v Pakistan A ICCA Dubai 29 Sep 2018 FC
1, 0/32 Australia v England Manchester 24 Jun 2018 ODI # 4013 Insights on
3*, 1/38 Australia v England Chester-le-Street 21 Jun 2018 ODI # 4012 Insights on
3/182, 8, 2/116, 9 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2302 Insights on
2/43, 47, 3/102, 0 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2300 Insights on
17, 1/58, 5, 2/44 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 9 Mar 2018 Test # 2298 Insights on
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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Oct 28, 2018

Nathan Lyon bowled a tight spell, Pakistan v Australia, 3rd T20I, Dubai, October 28, 2018

Nathan Lyon bowled a tight spell

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Oct 18, 2018

Nathan Lyon gets ready for play, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day, October 18, 2018

Nathan Lyon gets ready for play

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Oct 18, 2018

Nathan Lyon and Shaun Marsh celebrate Haris Sohail's dismissal, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day, October 18, 2018

Nathan Lyon and Shaun Marsh celebrate Haris Sohail's dismissal

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