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Australia in India 2017

Australian spin faces up to economic crisis

Feb 22, 2017: For Australia to find any success in India, their spinners will have to keep their economy rates in check, a fact backed up by the past 20 years of Australian visits to India for Tests

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2017

The Ashwin blueprint for Lyon's success

Feb 21, 2017: Nathan Lyon will have to adopt some of his Indian counterpart's methods if he is to set his record in Asia right; and he has been working on doing just that

Sidharth Monga in Pune

India A v Australians, tour match, Mumbai, 3rd day

Lyon, O'Keefe among wickets in drawn game

Feb 19, 2017: The Australian spinners picked up seven wickets between them, but finished with economy rates higher than four in the tour game against India A in Mumbai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Should Australia be so reliant on spin in India?

Feb 17, 2017: Their slow bowlers have struggled in Asia over the last nine years, while their fast bowlers have done much better. They may have missed a trick with their selection

S Rajesh

Big Bash League 2016-17, semi-final

Henriques does it twice as Sixers scrape through in Super Over

Jan 25, 2017: The Sydney Sixers gave away an easy chase with a collapse of 6 for 31, before coming back to clinch it in the Super Over against Brisbane Heat in the second semi-final

Will Macpherson at the Gabba

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 5th day

Hazlewood wraps up 3-0 whitewash

Jan 7, 2017: The fast bowler took three wickets to wrap up Australia's 12th successive Test win - and a fourth successive whitewash - over Pakistan on home soil

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Lyon finally does it at the SCG

Jan 5, 2017: Of all grounds in Australia, the designated spinner's wicket at the SCG was where Lyon had found least success before this Test

Brydon Coverdale at the SCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day

You won't take this Lyon down

Dec 30, 2016: Nathan Lyon began the fifth day at the MCG uncertain of his place in the side for the Sydney Test. By the end of play, he stepped back from the precipice with a spell that set the tone for Australia's unlikely win

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day

Starc and Lyon snatch unlikely win

Dec 30, 2016: No fewer than 141 overs were lost to rain but Australia, led by their captain Steven Smith, secured a dramatic Test and series victory with the last hour to spare at the MCG

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Lyon hasn't bowled 'at his best' - Smith

Dec 29, 2016: Australia's captain Steven Smith has declined to name Nathan Lyon a certain starter for the Sydney Test, declaring that Australia needed greater consistency from the offspinner

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

When the cult of Nathan Lyon hit Melbourne

Dec 26, 2016: A Facebook campaign had called for the Melbourne fans to yell "Niiiice, Garry" after Nathan Lyon's third ball of the Test. Fittingly, the offspinner took a wicket with it

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Luck not with 'cult hero' Lyon - Khawaja

Dec 17, 2016: Nathan Lyon's place in the Australian team has been in doubt since the series loss to South Africa, but Usman Khawaja thinks he's bowled much better than the numbers suggest

Melinda Farrell in Brisbane

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane

Australia ponder playing four quicks

Dec 14, 2016: Australia have left open the possibility of playing four fast men and leaving out offspinner Nathan Lyon at the Gabba, choosing not to name their XI on the eve of the match

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Pakistan in Australia 2016-17

Shouldn't 'overkill' day-night Tests - Lyon

Dec 12, 2016: Nathan Lyon has said Test cricket should be kept "as traditional as possible with the odd pink ball game"

Brydon Coverdale

Pakistan in Australia 2016-17

Lyon hopes to extract more bounce from the Gabba

Dec 12, 2016: The offspinner has set his sights on hitting the splice of the bats, and bringing the close-in catchers into play in the day-night Test in Brisbane

Brydon Coverdale

South Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide

Lyon, Stobo take NSW into lead

Dec 6, 2016: Nathan Lyon and debutant fast bowler Charles Strobo took six wickets between them to help New South Wales dismiss South Australia for 236 and take a 33-run lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Lyon roars back from selection precipice

Nov 26, 2016: Nathan Lyon came close to being discarded for the Adelaide Test. Given the opportunity, he banked on scoreboard pressure and his variations in pace and spin to pin South Africa down

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Lyon and Starc tighten Australia's grip

Nov 26, 2016: At stumps on the third day in Adelaide, South Africa were 6 for 194 in their second innings, with a lead of 70 runs

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Ashwin v Herath v Yasir v Lyon

Nov 11, 2016: While R Ashwin has the best average among the four, Yasir Shah has been outstanding given the conditions he has bowled in

S Rajesh

Time for Smith and Warner to step up

Nov 11, 2016: The true test of where the Australians are at as a cricket team will be how they respond at Bellerive Oval this week

Brad Haddin
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