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Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 30 years 2 days

Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory Under-17s, Australian Capital Territory Under-19s, New South Wales, South Australia, Sydney Sixers

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Nathan Michael Lyon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 69 86 28 683 40* 11.77 1534 44.52 0 0 87 3 32 0
ODIs Insights on odi 13 6 4 46 30 23.00 46 100.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 122 154 46 1366 75 12.64 2866 47.66 0 2 160 11 50 0
List A 55 26 13 182 37* 14.00 172 105.81 0 0 16 7 25 0
T20s Insights on t20 33 13 5 47 11 5.87 48 97.91 0 0 4 0 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 69 132 16368 8564 269 8/50 13/154 31.83 3.13 60.8 9 12 2
ODIs Insights on odi 13 13 720 592 17 4/44 4/44 34.82 4.93 42.3 1 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 1 1 6 15 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 122 222 27330 14365 402 8/50 13/154 35.73 3.15 67.9 13 12 2
List A 55 54 2959 2389 71 4/10 4/10 33.64 4.84 41.6 4 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 33 32 658 799 41 5/23 5/23 19.48 7.28 16.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Australia at Chittagong, Sep 4-7, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Nov 13-15, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Oct 13, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 28, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/59, 1, 1/29 NSW v Queensland Brisbane 13 Nov 2017 FC
2, 1/39, 2/56 NSW v West Aust Sydney 4 Nov 2017 FC
6, 2/26 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 27 Oct 2017 FC
1/36 NSW v Queensland Sydney 13 Oct 2017 LA
8*, 2/25 NSW v CA XI Sydney 8 Oct 2017 LA
2/88, 4 NSW v South Aust Sydney 6 Oct 2017 LA
3/58 NSW v Tasmania Perth 2 Oct 2017 LA
1/38, 2 NSW v West Aust Perth 29 Sep 2017 LA
7/94, 0, 6/60 Australia v Bangladesh Chittagong 4 Sep 2017 Test # 2273 Insights on
3/79, 0, 6/82, 12 Australia v Bangladesh Dhaka 27 Aug 2017 Test # 2272 Insights on
Profile

An offspinner whose work as a curator took him from Canberra to Adelaide, Nathan Lyon completed a remarkable rise when he was picked in Australia's Test squad in July 2011. The previous year, he had taken up a job on the Adelaide Oval groundstaff, and his bowling talent was spotted by the Redbacks' Big Bash coach Darren Berry. Lyon impressed in Twenty20s for South Australia, made his first-class debut, and within seven months was a Test cricketer. A classical offspinner who flights the ball and looks for wickets, Lyon struck with his first ball in Test cricket when he had Kumar Sangakkara caught at slip in Galle. It was part of a haul of 5 for 34 and the beginning of a career that would, for the most part, end Australia's cycle of churning through Test spinners in the post-Warne era. By 2015, Lyon had become Australia's most successful Test offspinner of all time, passing Hugh Trumble's tally of 141 wickets, and following the post-Ashes retirements of Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson, he became one of the team's most experienced players.

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Nov 22, 2017

Nathan Lyon has a close look of the pitch, Brisbane, November 22, 2017

Nathan Lyon has a close look of the pitch

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Nov 17, 2017

Nathan Lyon, Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja pose on a tarmac at Brisbane airport, Brisbane, November 17, 2017

Nathan Lyon, Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja pose on a tarmac at Brisbane airport

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Oct 18, 2017

Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Peter Handscomb at the team's new kit launch, Sydney, October 17, 2017

Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Peter Handscomb at the team's new kit launch

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