Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 27 years 99 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

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 39 49 23 380 40* 14.61 977 38.89 0 0 48 1 17 0
ODIs 8 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
First-class 70 91 35 729 40* 13.01 1840 39.61 0 0 87 1 23 0
List A 30 17 10 102 37* 14.57 97 105.15 0 0 9 4 16 0
Twenty20 23 6 2 18 11 4.50 19 94.73 0 0 1 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 76 9353 4918 138 7/94 12/286 35.63 3.15 67.7 4 7 1
ODIs 8 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 1 0 0
First-class 70 129 15750 8257 215 7/94 12/286 38.40 3.14 73.2 7 7 1
List A 30 30 1716 1339 39 4/22 4/22 34.33 4.68 44.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 23 22 455 560 27 3/14 3/14 20.74 7.38 16.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class New South Wales v Victoria at Wagga Wagga, Feb 15-17, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Canberra, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 3/38, 9*, 4/63 NSW v Victoria Wagga Wagga 15 Feb 2015 FC
2/54, 12, 2/21 NSW v Tasmania Hobart 7 Feb 2015 FC
2/34 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Canberra 28 Jan 2015 T20
2/26 Syd Sixers v Strikers Adelaide 24 Jan 2015 T20
3/19 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 22 Jan 2015 T20
1/28, 4* Syd Sixers v Strikers Sydney 14 Jan 2015 T20
2/123, 2/110 Australia v India Sydney 6 Jan 2015 Test # 2156
11, 2/108, 1*, 0/36 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2152
3/105, 23, 2/33 Australia v India Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
3, 5/134, 7/152 Australia v India Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
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 and made his first-class debut, before winning a spot in the one-day squad for Australia A's tour of Zimbabwe. A classical offspinner who flights the ball and looks for wickets, Lyon so impressed the selectors that he was chosen for the Test leg of the tour of Sri Lanka. He debuted in the first Test in Galle, and exceeded expectations, dismissing Kumar Sangakkara off his first delivery, and taking 5 for 34 in Sri Lanka's first innings.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Jan 22, 2015

Nathan Lyon bowled a frugal spell of 4-0-19-3, Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2014-15, Sydney, January 22, 2015

Nathan Lyon bowled a frugal spell of 4-0-19-3

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Jan 10, 2015

Nathan Lyon had Wriddhiman Saha lbw, Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day, January 10, 2015

Nathan Lyon had Wriddhiman Saha lbw

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Jan 10, 2015

Nathan Lyon dismissed KL Rahul for 16, Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day, January 10, 2015

Nathan Lyon dismissed KL Rahul for 16

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Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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