Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 27 years 3 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 35 45 22 342 40* 14.86 915 37.37 0 0 43 1 14 0
ODIs 8 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
First-class 63 84 33 667 40* 13.07 1723 38.71 0 0 80 1 20 0
List A 30 17 10 102 37* 14.57 97 105.15 0 0 9 4 16 0
Twenty20 19 5 1 14 11 3.50 15 93.33 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 68 8011 4117 115 7/94 9/165 35.80 3.08 69.6 4 5 0
ODIs 8 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 1 0 0
First-class 63 116 13807 7249 180 7/94 9/165 40.27 3.15 76.7 6 5 0
List A 30 30 1716 1339 39 4/22 4/22 34.33 4.68 44.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 19 18 365 453 19 3/14 3/14 23.84 7.44 19.2 0 0 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 30-Nov 3, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Nov 16-19, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/91, 27, 1/20, 0 NSW v Queensland Brisbane 16 Nov 2014 FC
1/154, 15, 0/48, 0 Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014 Test # 2142
2/148, 4*, 0/72, 0 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
0/68, 2/49, 2* Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
1/40 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Oct 2014 ODI # 3532
2/33 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 7 Oct 2014 ODI # 3530
0*, 0/41 Australia v South Africa Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
1/53 Australia v South Africa Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
8*, 4/44 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 31 Aug 2014 ODI # 3521
2/42 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3513
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 and made his first-class debut, before winning a spot in the one-day squad for Australia A's tour of Zimbabwe. A classical offspinner who flights the ball and looks for wickets, Lyon so impressed the selectors that he was chosen for the Test leg of the tour of Sri Lanka. He debuted in the first Test in Galle, and exceeded expectations, dismissing Kumar Sangakkara off his first delivery, and taking 5 for 34 in Sri Lanka's first innings.
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Nov 1, 2014

Nathan Lyon was bowled after hanging on for 85 deliveries, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day, November 1, 2014

Nathan Lyon was bowled after hanging on for 85 deliveries

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Oct 31, 2014

Nathan Lyon appeals unsuccessfully, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day, October 31, 2014

Nathan Lyon appeals unsuccessfully

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Oct 30, 2014

Nathan Lyon lets out a celebratory roar after trapping Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day, October 30, 2014

Nathan Lyon lets out a celebratory roar after trapping Ahmed Shehzad

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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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