Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 26 years 335 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 8 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
First-class 60 78 32 621 40* 13.50 1596 38.90 0 0 76 1 19 0
List A 30 17 10 102 37* 14.57 97 105.15 0 0 9 4 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 8 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 1 0 0
First-class 60 110 12931 6716 176 7/94 9/165 38.15 3.11 73.4 6 5 0
List A 30 30 1716 1339 39 4/22 4/22 34.33 4.68 44.0 2 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 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 Australia A v India A at Brisbane, Jul 13-16, 2014 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 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/68, 2/49, 2* Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
1/40 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Oct 2014 ODI # 3532
2/33 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 7 Oct 2014 ODI # 3530
0*, 0/41 Australia v South Africa Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
1/53 Australia v South Africa Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
8*, 4/44 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 31 Aug 2014 ODI # 3521
2/42 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3513
1, 0/147 Australia A v India A Brisbane 13 Jul 2014 FC
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
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.
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Oct 17, 2014

Nathan Lyon appeals for a wicket, Pakistan A v Australians, 3rd day, Sharjah, October 17, 2014

Nathan Lyon appeals for a wicket

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Oct 7, 2014

Nathan Lyon struck twice in the 13th over to leave Pakistan reeling, Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah, October 7, 2014

Nathan Lyon struck twice in the 13th over to leave Pakistan reeling

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Aug 31, 2014

Nathan Lyon had Sean Williams caught on the reverse sweep, Zimbabwe v Australia, tri-series, Harare, August 31, 2014

Nathan Lyon had Sean Williams caught on the reverse sweep

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Country Fixtures Country Results
CA Wmn XI v WI Women at Canberra
Oct 21, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
CA Wmn XI v WI Women at Canberra
Oct 22, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
Tasmania v South Aust at Sydney
Oct 22, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
Western Aust v Queensland at Sydney
Oct 22, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC)
Oct 22-26, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
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