Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 29 years 21 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 60 73 28 599 40* 13.31 1399 42.81 0 0 74 2 30 0
ODIs 13 6 4 46 30 23.00 46 100.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 105 133 43 1258 75 13.97 2675 47.02 0 2 144 10 44 0
List A 49 23 12 168 37* 15.27 156 107.69 0 0 15 6 24 0
Twenty20 28 10 3 29 11 4.14 29 100.00 0 0 3 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 60 115 13745 7267 217 7/94 12/286 33.48 3.17 63.3 8 7 1
ODIs 13 13 720 592 17 4/44 4/44 34.82 4.93 42.3 1 0 0
T20Is 1 1 6 15 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 105 193 23303 12294 331 7/94 12/286 37.14 3.16 70.4 11 7 1
List A 49 48 2635 2113 61 4/10 4/10 34.63 4.81 43.1 4 0 0
Twenty20 28 27 556 686 34 5/23 5/23 20.17 7.40 16.3 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 24-27, 2016 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 Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Dec 5-7, 2016 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 23, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
61, 3/63, 0, 2/43 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 5 Dec 2016 FC
1/45, 13, 3/60 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 24 Nov 2016 Test # 2236
0/141, 5, 0/32, 8 NSW v Victoria Sydney 17 Nov 2016 FC
2, 0/57, 4 Australia v South Africa Hobart 12 Nov 2016 Test # 2233
2/38, 0, 0/146, 8 Australia v South Africa Perth 3 Nov 2016 Test # 2230
0/75, 2/30 NSW v Queensland Brisbane 25 Oct 2016 FC
4/10 NSW v Queensland Sydney 23 Oct 2016 LA
1/46 NSW v West Aust Sydney 19 Oct 2016 LA
2/42 NSW v Victoria Sydney 16 Oct 2016 LA
0/40 NSW v Queensland Sydney 14 Oct 2016 LA
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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Dec 6, 2016

Nathan Lyon appeals during his three-wicket haul, South Australia v New South Wales, 2nd day, Sheffield Shield 2016-17, Adelaide, December 6, 2016

Nathan Lyon appeals during his three-wicket haul

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Nov 26, 2016

Nathan Lyon is thrilled after trapping Kyle Abbott leg before, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, November 26, 2016

Nathan Lyon is thrilled after trapping Kyle Abbott leg before

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Nov 26, 2016

Nathan Lyon is pleased with the wicket of Temba Bavuma, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, November 26, 2016

Nathan Lyon is pleased with the wicket of Temba Bavuma

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane
Dec 15-19, 2016 (13:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers at Sydney
Dec 20, 2016 (19:40 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
Strikers v Heat at Adelaide
Dec 21, 2016 (19:10 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
Melb Reneg v Syd Thunder at Melbourne (Docklands)
Dec 22, 2016 (19:40 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
Syd Sixers v Hurricanes at Sydney
Dec 23, 2016 (18:10 local | 07:10 GMT | 02:10 EST | 01:10 CST | 23:10 PST -1d)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 23, 2016 (18:15 local | 10:15 GMT | 05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST)
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