Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 31 years 23 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 81 105 33 901 47 12.51 1906 47.27 0 0 115 5 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 140 179 52 1660 75 13.07 3330 49.84 0 2 195 15 61 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 81 155 20501 10449 326 8/50 13/154 32.05 3.05 62.8 12 13 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 140 257 33041 17022 493 8/50 13/154 34.52 3.09 67.0 19 15 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 India at Adelaide, Dec 6-10, 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 Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 6-10, 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
2/83, 24*, 6/122, 38* Australia v India Adelaide 6 Dec 2018 Test # 2333 Insights on
3, 3/34, 20, 4/86 NSW v West Aust Perth 27 Nov 2018 FC
5, 4/83, 5/94 NSW v Queensland Canberra 16 Nov 2018 FC
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
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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Dec 10, 2018

Nathan Lyon ended on the losing side despite a fine all-round display, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 10, 2018

Nathan Lyon ended on the losing side despite a fine all-round display

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Dec 10, 2018

A dejected Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon after the final wicket, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 10, 2018

A dejected Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon after the final wicket

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Dec 9, 2018

Nathan Lyon celebrates a wicket, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 4th day, December 9, 2018

Nathan Lyon celebrates a wicket

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