Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 28 years 83 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

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 52 60 28 492 40* 15.37 1178 41.76 0 0 65 2 27 0
ODIs 10 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 91 112 42 986 42 14.08 2276 43.32 0 0 120 5 37 0
List A 39 19 11 117 37* 14.62 107 109.34 0 0 10 5 21 0
Twenty20 28 10 3 29 11 4.14 29 100.00 0 0 3 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 100 11855 6184 185 7/94 12/286 33.42 3.12 64.0 6 7 1
ODIs 10 10 546 464 12 4/44 4/44 38.66 5.09 45.5 1 0 0
T20Is 1 1 6 15 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 91 166 20104 10516 284 7/94 12/286 37.02 3.13 70.7 9 7 1
List A 39 38 2119 1719 48 4/22 4/22 35.81 4.86 44.1 3 0 0
Twenty20 28 27 556 686 34 5/23 5/23 20.17 7.40 16.3 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 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 Western Australia at Lincoln, Feb 3-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 3/146, 3 NSW v West Aust Lincoln 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/15 Australia v India Melbourne 29 Jan 2016 T20I # 486
0/58 Australia v India Sydney 23 Jan 2016 ODI # 3727
1/76 Australia v India Canberra 20 Jan 2016 ODI # 3726
1/33, 0 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 16 Jan 2016 T20
0/27, 7 Syd Sixers v Heat Sydney 10 Jan 2016 T20
3/120 Australia v West Indies Sydney 3 Jan 2016 Test # 2198
4/66, 3/85 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2195
0*, 5/23 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 20 Dec 2015 T20
1/28, 4 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 17 Dec 2015 T20
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 10, 2016

Steven Smith, Nathan Lyon and David Warner examine the pitch at Basin Reserve, Wellington, February 10, 2016

Steven Smith, Nathan Lyon and David Warner examine the pitch

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Jan 29, 2016

Nathan Lyon is handed his Australia T20I cap by Ryan Harris, Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne, January 29, 2016

Nathan Lyon is handed his Australia T20I cap by Ryan Harris

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Jan 4, 2016

Nathan Lyon leaves the field amid rain, Australia v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sydney, 2nd day, January 4, 2016

Nathan Lyon leaves the field amid rain

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Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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