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The Ashes 2017-18

Lyon best spinner in the world - Davison

Dec 9, 2017: John Davison, mentor to Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon, believes improved batting performances from Australia have also aided the spinner's success after a difficult period last year

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Lyon goes from cult hero to real hero

Dec 4, 2017: For many years a support act, then last summer a novelty, Nathan Lyon has become very much the main attraction this summer

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

The briefing

The saviour, the protecter, the butthead and the bully

Dec 2, 2017: The month of November was all about the stars of yet another glorious Ashes series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Why Nathan Lyon is special

Dec 1, 2017: Fingerspinners have generally struggled in Australia, but Nathan Lyon has been a glorious exception

S Rajesh

England's wheels are not off but they're loosened

Nov 29, 2017: They couldn't match fire with fire in Brisbane, or spin with spin. And they had no answers for the Steven Smith question

Mark Nicholas

The Ashes 2017-18

Come and get me - Lyon says to England

Nov 29, 2017: Confident in his abilities as Australia's No. 1 spinner, Nathan Lyon has said he wouldn't mind if the English batsmen come out with a plan of all-out attack against him in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 4th day

Where the Test turned

Nov 26, 2017: The key moments that left Australia on the verge of a comprehensive victory at the Gabba

George Dobell

Gabba Test shows why pitches must favour bowlers more

Nov 26, 2017: The pitch for the first Test is a great illustration of why the best Test matches are played on surfaces that give some encouragement to the bowlers.

Ian Chappell

Australia v England, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Lyon shrugs off trash-talk criticism

Nov 24, 2017: Nathan Lyon has defended his controversial pre-Ashes comments about Matt Prior and wanting to end England players' careers

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, 1st day, Brisbane

Brisbane clouds clear for Cummins and Lyon

Nov 23, 2017: Two Australian bowlers in the thick of the first-day action found the Gabba shining more benignly upon them than usual

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

The Ashes 2017-18

Trashes to Ashes: England find the calm before the storm

Nov 21, 2017: Given their imperfect preparation, England are probably just about as well-placed as they could be going into the series

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2017-18

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon

Nov 21, 2017: Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2017-18

Prior rubbishes Lyon's 'scared' claim

Nov 20, 2017: Nathan Lyon has suggested Matt Prior "wanted to fly home" during the 2013-14 Ashes because he was intimidated by Mitchell Johnson

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2017-18

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson

Nov 20, 2017: Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did four years ago

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

Queensland v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, Brisbane, 3rd day

Burnt toast stops play

Nov 15, 2017: Nathan Lyon was in paradise, until he decided to make himself something to eat, which somehow led to fire trucks arriving at a cricket ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

'I was so mentally drained by the end of the India tour I had nothing left'

Nov 2, 2017: Steven Smith talks about how he became Australia captain, the challenges he faced on the India tour, and bringing back the ruthless tone of the 2013-14 Ashes

Interview by Daniel Brettig

JLT One-Day Cup 2017-18

Ross equals de Villiers' record in Redbacks win

Oct 6, 2017: The 25-year old smashed Nathan Lyon for 32 runs to equal AB de Villiers' Australian record for the most runs scored in a single over

ESPNcricinfo staff

JLT One-day Cup

Australia's woes open doors for aspirants in JLT Cup

Sep 26, 2017: Following series defeats in New Zealand and India, and an early Champions Trophy exit, Australia's domestic tournament presents ample opportunity for players to stake a claim for a place in the national side

Daniel Brettig

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Evolving Lyon clears all doubts

Sep 8, 2017: From the verge of being left out of Australia's Test team last year, Nathan Lyon has progressed, as a bowler and leader, to the extent that he is now indispensable to the squad

Daniel Brettig

Bangladesh v Australia, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Lyon cracks the Asian challenge

Sep 7, 2017: Nathan Lyon became only the second non-Asian, after Ian Botham, to take 13 wickets in a Test in Asia

Gaurav Sundararaman
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