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Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne

Australia's selection juggles and Lyon's full circle

Jan 29, 2016: Plays of the day during the second T20I between Australia and India in Melbourne

Daniel Brettig

India in Australia 2015-16

Tait recalled, Lyon gets World T20 audition

Jan 18, 2016: Shaun Tait is set to play his first international matches for five years and could be unleashed on the World T20 in India, while Nathan Lyon is also in strong contention having been named in the squad for three T20s against India

Brydon Coverdale and Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Lyon into World Twenty20 frame

Jan 4, 2016: For so long unwanted when it comes to Australia's limited overs plans, Nathan Lyon can take his latest omission from the ODI team as a sign he is actually closer than ever to a start at the next major ICC tournament

Daniel Brettig

Australia v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sydney, 1st day

Lyon prospers on retro SCG pitch

Jan 3, 2016: On a rain-hit day, the beauty of Nathan Lyon's spell lay in the fact that he was frugal as a result of his wicket-taking threat rather than anything defensive about his mindset

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

West Indies finally manage to bat 100 overs

Dec 28, 2015: Stats highlights from the third day at the MCG, where Australia extended their lead past 400, despite some fight from West Indies

S Rajesh

Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2015-16, Sydney

Haddin, Lyon lead Hurricanes drubbing

Dec 20, 2015: Nathan Lyon obliterated the Hobart Hurricanes at the SCG, as part of the Sydney Sixers' fierce response to suffering a first loss to the Sydney Thunder in five years of the Big Bash League

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v West Indies, 1st Test, Hobart, 2nd day

Confident Lyon roars in 50th Test

Dec 11, 2015: In an Australian bowling attack going through considerable change, it was perhaps not surprising to see its most settled member excel against West Indies on a cold Hobart day.

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

WI in Australia 2015-16

Lyon shows the power of persistence

Dec 8, 2015: Perhaps the greatest compliment that has been paid to Nathan Lyon in recent times is the fact that other nations have tried to emulate his progression; spin bowlers are now less likely to be chosen and then discarded swiftly

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

Pink cherry on Nathan Lyon's bat

Dec 4, 2015: Nathan Lyon has revealed the Hot spot viewed by television viewers around the world was mirrored by a bright pink cherry on the edge of his bat, further heightening the sense of disbelief that surrounded his DRS reprieve

Daniel Brettig

Anatomy of the Lyon howler

Dec 4, 2015: A behind-the-scenes look at one of the more controversial DRS calls of recent times underlines the need for umpires to work closely with the providers of the technology involved

Daniel Brettig

NZ in Australia 2015-16

Did Lyon decision contravene ICC directive for DRS?

Nov 30, 2015: Nathan Lyon's reprieve during the Adelaide Test appears to have been in direct contravention of the ICC's directives for umpires using the DRS

Melinda Farrell and Daniel Brettig

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2, Adelaide

DRS under fire after disputed Lyon reprieve

Nov 28, 2015: Ross Taylor felt the decision to not give Nathan Lyon out even as HotSpot clearly indicated a faint nick, was a big moment in the match

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v NZ, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

'Ridiculous waste of time and wrong decision'

Nov 28, 2015: In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Lyon hopes to exploit footmarks on fifth day

Nov 8, 2015: Offspinner Nathan Lyon has said that he will look to exploit the footmarks created by the three left-arm fast bowlers on the fifth day

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

New South Wales v Queensland, Matador Cup 2015-16

Smith, Lyon bulldoze Queensland

Oct 16, 2015: New South Wales trumped Queensland in their Matador Cup match at Drummoyne Oval, led by a century from Steven Smith and four wickets from Nathan Lyon

The Report by Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2015

Rogers peaks in series of change

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

England must confront old spin concerns

Aug 22, 2015: The Ashes are regained, but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead

George Dobell at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Lyon is Clarke's greatest legacy

Aug 22, 2015: It is fitting that spin is playing a key role for Australia in Michael Clarke's final Test as he has always been a captain who has understood and nurtured the art

Daniel Brettig at The Oval

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Starc's ankle clouds Lord's chances

Jul 10, 2015: Peter Siddle appears a likely Australian inclusion for the Lord's Test after Mitchell Starc bowled in obvious pain on a difficult day three in Cardiff, leaving Nathan Lyon to admit the heavily favoured tourists needed to "compose themselves" following num

Daniel Brettig in Cardiff

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Clarke unconcerned by spinners' struggles

Jul 3, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has defended his spin bowlers Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed after both were subjected to considerable punishment in the tourists' opening two tour matches

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford
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