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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

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 2nd day

History repeats itself as Westley makes Australians toil

Jul 2, 2015: A decade after a young Alastair Cook smote the Australians to all parts of Chelmsford, another youthful Essex opener in Tom Westley did much the same

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford

Ashes 2015

Confident Lyon eyes English left-handers

Jun 23, 2015: Nathan Lyon is excited at the opportunity to bowl against an England team loaded with as many as seven left-handers on pitches he expects will be batting-friendly with a bit of spin

Daniel Brettig

Australia in West Indies 2015

No Harris, no problem for Australia attack

Jun 15, 2015: With no weak links in the four-man bowling unit that took on the West Indies, the availability of Ryan Harris for the Ashes will give the Australian selectors much to ponder

Daniel Brettig

West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Jamaica, 2nd day

Lyon rewards Australia's investment

Jun 12, 2015: On Friday at Sabina Park, Nathan Lyon passed Hugh Trumble as Australia's most prolific offspin bowler at an age, 27, when he should only get better

Daniel Brettig in Kingston

NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 3rd day

NSW hold the aces after Sandhu-Lyon show

Mar 7, 2015: Gurinder Sandhu, Steve O'Keefe and Nathan Lyon propelled New South Wales to a weighty first-innings score before striking with the ball to leave Tasmania in deficit of 10 runs with four wickets in hand

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sheffield Shield 2014-15

Lyon, O'Keefe spin out Tasmania

Mar 5, 2015: Steve O'Keefe and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each and restricted Tasmania to 237 in the first innings of their Sheffield Shield match in Syndey

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sheffield Shield 2014-15

O'Keefe, Lyon spin NSW to victory

Feb 17, 2015: Offspinner Nathan Lyon and left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe took four wickets each to bundle Victoria out for 169, giving New South Wales a 156-run win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria v NSW, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 2nd day

Bollinger hat-trick headlines NSW dominance

Feb 16, 2015: Doug Bollinger collected a hat-trick and Steve O'Keefe claimed figures of 4 for 46, as New South Wales bundled Victoria out for 114 and stretched their lead to 304 at stumps on the second day in Wagga Wagga.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Lyon out of Cup before Test series

Jan 28, 2015: Nathan Lyon has revealed the extent of his typecasting by the national selectors, who told him he would not figure in Australia's World Cup plans even before the Border-Gavaskar Test series in which he was the leading wicket-taker on either side

Daniel Brettig

Sixers v Thunder, BBL 2014-15, Sydney

Silk's late blitz hauls Sixers home

Jan 22, 2015: They came to farewell Brett Lee, they paused to applaud Michael Hussey and they went home enraptured by a scarcely believable escape from the Sydney Sixers

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the SCG

World Cup 2015

Lyon thwarted by fielding restrictions

Jan 11, 2015: The national selector effectively concluded that their leading Test spinner Lyon was not up to the task of bowling with only four run-saving men shielding the boundaries

Daniel Brettig

World Cup 2015

Lyon likely to be left out of World Cup squad

Jan 10, 2015: Nathan Lyon is likely to be missing from Australia's World Cup squad of 15 when they announce it at Circular Quay in Sydney on Sunday

Daniel Brettig

India in Australia 2014-15

Lyon hails Watson's Gabba bowling

Dec 22, 2014: Nathan Lyon said Shane Watson's efforts in keeping up the pressure on the Indian batsmen at the Gabba could not be overlooked

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Nathan Lyon's last-day catharsis

Dec 13, 2014: Throughout his Test career, Nathan Lyon has struggled to fully tap his undoubted potential, often struggling to match his first-innings exploits on later days. All of that changed on Saturday

Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Lyon scripts incredible Australian win

Dec 13, 2014:

The Report by George Binoy
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