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England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Lyon's simple ploy that foxed England

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon is not a "modern" offspinner but his old-school values have served him well

Mark Nicholas

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Please, Australia, stop searching for the saviour

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon is not the saviour of Australia cricket but he is a very solid offspinner who should not have been dropped. It is time to stop searching for something that doesn't exist and trust what does

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Durham, 1st day

Lyon leads strong Australia display

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon's remarkably incisive contribution was central to England's sharp decline from 149 for 2 to 238 for 9 on the first day at Chester-le-Street

The Report by Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street

Lyon seeks turn in fortunes

Aug 8, 2013: With the identity of Australia's specialist spinner still undecided, Nathan Lyon has much to gain - or lose - in the next two Tests

Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 5th day

Still reasons for Clarke to smile

Aug 5, 2013: Australia were always going to lose this Ashes. A victory in this Test wouldn't change that. But just by winning this Test they could have proved something to themselves

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Nathan, meet Kevin

Aug 3, 2013: Nathan Lyon stayed relatively cool in the face of a typical Kevin Pietersen assault but it led to his removal from the attack

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Bowlers finally given something to work with

Aug 2, 2013: Australia know their attack is their strength but feeble batting at Trent Bridge and Lord's made the bowlers redundant. Now is the time for Lyon and company to prove their worth.

Brydon Coverdale at Old Trafford

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford

Australia in danger of creating history

Jul 30, 2013: At an iconic venue that has seen some remarkable feats, Australia could rewrite the record books this week but not how they would have liked

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Lehmann defends absence of specialist spin coach

Jul 29, 2013: Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has defended the ongoing absence of a former bowler as a specialist spin coach in the Australian setup despite the fact that Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon are still learning their trade

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia left with ifs and buts

Jul 29, 2013: The tour match at Hove wasn't enough to identify a definitive Australia XI for Old Trafford. A few individual performances stood out, as did the catching, which was dreadful

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 2nd day

Taylor and Bird make Test auditions

Jul 27, 2013: If the second day in Hove was a Test audition, Jackson Bird and James Taylor would be expecting call-backs

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

The Investec Ashes 2013

Lyon presses for recall as six rested

Jul 24, 2013: Nathan Lyon has the chance to press for a Test match recall against Sussex this week as Australia named a hodgepodge XI for the three-day match starting on Friday

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

'I've learned I have to think faster'

Jul 8, 2013: As observed by Michael Hussey, Nathan Lyon is the beating heart of the Australian team. Fortified by the lessons of India, he is poised to play a pivotal role during a dry English summer.

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham

Australia news

Ryan Carters joins New South Wales

Apr 28, 2013: Ryan Carters, the wicketkeeper-batsman who has played 11 first-class games for Victoria over the past three seasons, has signed a rookie deal with New South Wales

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013

'Not going to win this by ourselves' - Haddin

Apr 24, 2013: Brad Haddin played down the importance of his elevation to the Australia Test vice-captaincy for the Ashes and struck a team-orientated note

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Nathan Lyon to join New South Wales

Apr 24, 2013: Australia's No. 1 spin bowler Nathan Lyon consulted his former Test teammate Michael Hussey before deciding to leave South Australia and return to New South Wales

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Watson most culpable of substandard batting order

Mar 24, 2013: As a senior player with a good record from his previous Tests in India, much more was needed from Shane Watson in this series

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Jadeja, Pujara take India to historic 4-0

Mar 24, 2013: India knocked off the 155-run chase with shockingly consummate ease to win four matches in a series for the first time in their Test history

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi, 2nd day

Finally, reward for Lyon

Mar 23, 2013: After a dry period since the Australian summer, Nathan Lyon, with his five wickets on the second day in Delhi, seems to have justified his position as his team's leading spinner

Brydon Coverdale in Delhi

India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi, 2nd day

India scrap to lead despite Lyon five

Mar 23, 2013: Loosened up, aggressive, focused and familiar enough with the conditions, Australia are ready to give India a fright at home, but the fight came too late in the series

The Report by Daniel Brettig
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