Quick Links
Squad

Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 27 years 222 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 41 51 24 407 40* 15.07 1029 39.55 0 0 52 1 17 0
ODIs 8 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
First-class 76 98 38 815 42 13.58 2006 40.62 0 0 95 3 24 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 41 80 9659 5072 146 7/94 12/286 34.73 3.15 66.1 4 7 1
ODIs 8 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 1 0 0
First-class 76 140 17143 8885 235 7/94 12/286 37.80 3.10 72.9 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 West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Jun 11-14, 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 West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Jun 11-14, 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
5*, 3/55, 2/12 Australia v West Indies Kingston 11 Jun 2015 Test # 2166
1/20, 22, 2/67 Australia v West Indies Roseau 3 Jun 2015 Test # 2164
2/87, 8, 0/38 Australians v WICB Pres XI North Sound 27 May 2015 FC
0*, 1/119 NSW v West Aust Perth 13 Mar 2015 FC
3/70, 42, 3/76 NSW v Tasmania Sydney 5 Mar 2015 FC
7*, 3/73, 2, 0/11 NSW v West Aust Newcastle 25 Feb 2015 FC
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
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jun 23, 2015

Australia players enjoy a cup of afternoon tea at a media event, London, June 23, 2015

Australia players enjoy a cup of afternoon tea at a media event

© Getty Images

Jun 14, 2015

Nathan Lyon celebrates after picking the final two wickets, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Kingston, 4th day, June 14, 2015

Nathan Lyon celebrates after picking the final two wickets

© Getty Images

Jun 12, 2015

Nathan Lyon leads the Australians off the field, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Kingston, June 12, 2015

Nathan Lyon leads the Australians off the field

© Getty Images

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days