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Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 29 years 95 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 63 75 28 640 40* 13.61 1431 44.72 0 0 82 2 31 0
ODIs 13 6 4 46 30 23.00 46 100.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 109 135 43 1299 75 14.11 2707 47.98 0 2 152 10 46 0
List A 49 23 12 168 37* 15.27 156 107.69 0 0 15 6 24 0
Twenty20 33 13 5 47 11 5.87 48 97.91 0 0 4 0 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 63 121 14567 7769 228 7/94 12/286 34.07 3.19 63.8 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 109 200 24298 12958 346 7/94 12/286 37.45 3.19 70.2 12 7 1
List A 49 48 2635 2113 61 4/10 4/10 34.63 4.81 43.1 4 0 0
Twenty20 33 32 658 799 41 5/23 5/23 19.48 7.28 16.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 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 India A v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Feb 17-19, 2017 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 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 28, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/162 Australia v India A Mumbai (BS) 17 Feb 2017 FC
9*, 1/28 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Perth 28 Jan 2017 T20
4/23, 0* Syd Sixers v Heat Brisbane 25 Jan 2017 T20
2/18 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Melbourne 21 Jan 2017 T20
9, 0/20 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 14 Jan 2017 T20
0/24 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Sydney 9 Jan 2017 T20
3/115, 2/100 Australia v Pakistan Sydney 3 Jan 2017 Test # 2245
1/115, 12, 3/33 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2242
29, 0/31, 2/108 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 15 Dec 2016 Test # 2240
61, 3/63, 0, 2/43 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 5 Dec 2016 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, 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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Jan 25, 2017

Nathan Lyon is mobbed by team-mates after taking a wicket, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League 2016-17, semi-final, Brisbane, January 25, 2017

Nathan Lyon is mobbed by team-mates after taking a wicket

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Jan 9, 2017

Nathan Lyon shows off his footwear, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash 2016-17, Sydney, January 9, 2017

Nathan Lyon shows off his footwear

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Jan 7, 2017

Nathan Lyon was visibly pleased after the win, Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 5th day, January 7, 2017

Nathan Lyon was visibly pleased after the win

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
SL Board XI v Australians at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 25-27, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
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