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

Australia spinning out of control

Mar 17, 2013: Nobody expected Australia's spinners to dominate this series, but their lack of wickets has been an inescapable problem

Brydon Coverdale

Time Out

'Australia's batting is in strife'

Mar 12, 2013: Harsha Bhogle, Ian Chappell, and Tom Moody discuss the mid-to-long-term concerns for Australia, some of which have appeared glaringly in the defeats against India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2012-13

Dumped Lyon remains confident

Mar 8, 2013: Nathan Lyon believes he is bowling well despite being axed after the Chennai Test and asked to work on some technical issues

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2012-13

Lyon's role still up in the air

Mar 6, 2013: Nathan Lyon's immediate future in the Test side remains unclear after the coach Mickey Arthur indicated he had been disappointed with Lyon's season, not just his performance in the first Test

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Hyderabad, 2nd day

Arthur backs Lyon despite axe

Mar 3, 2013: Coach Mickey Arthur has said Australia's axing of Nathan Lyon for another spinner for the first time in his Test career does not mean he has lost the confidence of the selectors.

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2012-13

Bowling line-up a dilemma - Arthur

Feb 27, 2013: The coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that in hindsight Australia might have made a mistake by not picking two spinners on a Chennai pitch that crumbled as the Test wore on

Brydon Coverdale

Spin could be Australia's Achilles heel in India

Feb 10, 2013: Picking a second spinner to partner Nathan Lyon, and how to bat on turning tracks will be the big questions for the side

Ian Chappell

Australia in India 2012-13

Lyon hopes for two-spinner attack

Feb 8, 2013: Nathan Lyon, the Australia offspinner, believes Australia should field two spinners in the Test series against India, which begins in two weeks' time

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Lyon has Arthur's backing

Dec 24, 2012: Australia's coach Mickey Arthur has defended Nathan Lyon after criticism from both Muttiah Muralitharan and Stuart MacGill over the past few days

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Can Lyon turn fourth-innings predator?

Dec 20, 2012: Nathan Lyon's development as a slow bowler still requires a growing appreciation of the subtle changes in his role from innings to innings

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Starc right to call Warne's bluff

Dec 11, 2012: In defending team-mates Nathan Lyon and Ben Hilfenhaus from perceived criticism, Mitchell Starc showed his heart is in the right place

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Australia count the cost

Nov 26, 2012: Michael Clarke has a tough task to pick up his players in time for the Perth Test and his bowling attack may need to be reshaped after the efforts in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Lyon transcends his figures

Nov 24, 2012: By varying his offbreak, Nathan Lyon can bowl six different balls without perceptible change of hand of wrist action. It is a skill that was vital for Australia in this match.

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Organised support system to aid Lyon

Nov 21, 2012: Australia is building a support system in place for offspinner Nathan Lyon, to ensure his path of advice is defined

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

South Africa in Australia, 2012-13

Starc, Johnson in contention for Adelaide

Nov 14, 2012: The left-armers Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson could come into consideration for the Adelaide Test, despite Australia's strong performance in the draw at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Bowlers forget the McDermott mantra

Nov 9, 2012: Australia's bowlers were guilty of bowling short on a slower Gabba pitch and their new bowling coach's key task would be to remind them the methods that brought them success last year

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v South Africa, first Test, Brisbane

Clarke considers all-pace attack

Nov 8, 2012: Mitchell Starc and Ben Hilfenhaus may both be included in a four-man pace attack at the Gabba as the pitch maintained its green tinge on Thursday

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane

Curator backs Gabba pitch to turn

Nov 7, 2012: Nathan Lyon enjoyed bowling on the Gabba pitch against New Zealand last year and he should again find some turn and bounce, according to the curator Kevin Mitchell Jr

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Wade likely to hold Test spot

Oct 28, 2012: At 24, Matthew Wade is set to become Australia's youngest first-choice Test wicketkeeper since Ian Healy

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Warne tells Lyon to stick with basics

Oct 23, 2012: Shane Warne has urged Nathan Lyon to simply focus on his stock ball rather than worrying about developing any new tricks as he aims to lock in his place as Australia's long-term Test spinner

Brydon Coverdale
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