Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 30 years 155 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 78 99 29 820 47 11.71 1752 46.80 0 0 109 4 37 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 133 170 48 1551 75 12.71 3140 49.39 0 2 186 14 55 0
List A 55 26 13 182 37* 14.00 172 105.81 0 0 16 7 25 0
T20s Insights on t20 37 13 5 47 11 5.87 48 97.91 0 0 4 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 78 149 19194 9859 306 8/50 13/154 32.21 3.08 62.7 10 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 133 243 30498 15846 444 8/50 13/154 35.68 3.11 68.6 14 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 37 36 754 893 48 5/23 5/23 18.60 7.10 15.7 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 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 South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 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 Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at Sydney, Jan 23, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/182, 8, 2/116, 9 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2302 Insights on
2/43, 47, 3/102, 0 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2300 Insights on
17, 1/58, 5, 2/44 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 9 Mar 2018 Test # 2298 Insights on
12, 3/50, 2, 0/86 Australia v South Africa Durban 1 Mar 2018 Test # 2297 Insights on
0/45, 38, 1/67 Australia v SA A Benoni 22 Feb 2018 FC
6*, 3/59, 4, 1/15 NSW v West Aust Perth 8 Feb 2018 FC
1*, 0/43 PM's XI v England XI Canberra 2 Feb 2018 Other T20
1/35 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Sydney 23 Jan 2018 T20
2/17 Syd Sixers v Heat Sydney 18 Jan 2018 T20
3/18 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Melbourne 16 Jan 2018 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, 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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Mar 31, 2018

Nathan Lyon walks into the outfield after dismissing Vernon Philander, South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg, March 31, 2018

Nathan Lyon walks into the outfield after dismissing Vernon Philander

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Mar 30, 2018

Nathan Lyon in his delivery stride, South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day, March 30, 2018

Nathan Lyon in his delivery stride

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Mar 25, 2018

Tim Paine (left) was made Australia's acting captain after Steve Smith's role in the ball-tampering scandal, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, March 25, 2018

Tim Paine (left) was made Australia's acting captain after Steve Smith's role in the ball-tampering scandal

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