Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 26 years 147 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 33 41 21 323 40* 16.15 821 39.34 0 0 42 1 14 0
ODIs 2 2 1 4 4* 4.00 6 66.66 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 59 77 32 620 40* 13.77 1571 39.46 0 0 76 1 18 0
List A 24 15 8 94 37* 13.42 94 100.00 0 0 9 3 16 0
Twenty20 19 5 1 14 11 3.50 15 93.33 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 64 7351 3695 112 7/94 9/165 32.99 3.01 65.6 4 5 0
ODIs 2 2 96 77 1 1/41 1/41 77.00 4.81 96.0 0 0 0
First-class 59 109 12751 6569 176 7/94 9/165 37.32 3.09 72.4 6 5 0
List A 24 24 1374 1086 29 4/22 4/22 37.44 4.74 47.3 1 0 0
Twenty20 19 18 365 453 19 3/14 3/14 23.84 7.44 19.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Australia at Kingstown, Mar 20, 2012 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 Western Australia at Canberra, Mar 21-25, 2014 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 27, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
36*, 0/23 NSW v Western Aust Canberra 21 Mar 2014 FC
2/20, 7*, 1/91, 8* NSW v Western Aust Canberra 11 Mar 2014 FC
0/53, 0/10 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
5/130, 15, 1/48, 0 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
4*, 2/38, 0/33 Australia v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
0, 2/50 NSW U23s v S Aust U23s Sydney 27 Jan 2014 Other
3/14 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 25 Jan 2014 T20
0/39 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 18 Jan 2014 T20
2/28 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 15 Jan 2014 T20
0/23, 0 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Sydney 10 Jan 2014 T20
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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Mar 5, 2014

Chris Rogers and Nathan Lyon chase the ball, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, March 5, 2014

Chris Rogers and Nathan Lyon chase the ball

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Mar 5, 2014

Nathan Lyon bowls to Kyle Abbott with plenty of catchers, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, March 5, 2014

Nathan Lyon bowls to Kyle Abbott with plenty of catchers

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Mar 3, 2014

Mitchell Johnson finished with four wickets, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, March 3, 2014

Mitchell Johnson finished with four wickets

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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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