Lyon added to Australia A squad
Test spinner Nathan Lyon will have a chance to put into match practice some of his recent work with Muttiah Muralitharan after being added to the Australia A squad to take on India A in Brisbane.
Lyon was already in Brisbane training at the National Cricket Centre and Australia's selectors decided he would benefit from some game time ahead of the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in October.
"Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some first-class cricket in preparation for Australia's upcoming tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October," Darren Lehmann, the national coach and selector on duty for the Australia A matches, said.
Lyon has been added for the second four-day match at Allan Border Field, which starts on Sunday. In the first match at the same venue, Queensland legspinner Cameron Boyce was Australia's only specialist spinner and finished with four wickets for the game.
Lyon recently returned from Sri Lanka, where he had been working with Muralitharan, who has been named as a coaching consultant for Australia for their series against Pakistan.