Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 28 years 313 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 57 68 28 572 40* 14.30 1356 42.18 0 0 71 2 29 0
ODIs 13 6 4 46 30 23.00 46 100.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 99 124 43 1157 75 14.28 2523 45.85 0 1 134 10 41 0
List A 42 21 12 151 37* 16.77 144 104.86 0 0 14 5 22 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 57 110 13163 6921 211 7/94 12/286 32.80 3.15 62.3 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 99 182 21992 11564 318 7/94 12/286 36.36 3.15 69.1 11 7 1
List A 42 41 2293 1847 53 4/22 4/22 34.84 4.83 43.2 3 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 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 13-17, 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 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 13-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 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
1/49, 4* Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2016 ODI # 3769
3/110, 3, 4/123, 12 Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016 Test # 2217
2/78, 4, 2/80, 0 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 4 Aug 2016 Test # 2213
3/12, 17, 2/108, 8 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
0/72, 8, 2/14 Australians v Sri Lanka XI Colombo (PSS) 18 Jul 2016 FC
1/40, 30 Australia v South Africa Providence 7 Jun 2016 ODI # 3741
3/39 Australia v West Indies Providence 5 Jun 2016 ODI # 3740
75, 3/76, 7*, 2/86 NSW v Victoria Alice Springs 15 Mar 2016 FC
0/46, 1, 1/17 NSW v Tasmania Hobart 5 Mar 2016 FC
3/61, 33, 0/42 Australia v New Zealand Christchurch 20 Feb 2016 Test # 2202
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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Sep 3, 2016

Nathan Lyon stretches during Australia's training session, Pallekele, September 3, 2016

Nathan Lyon stretches during Australia's training session

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Aug 24, 2016

Nathan Lyon celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, August 24, 2016

Nathan Lyon celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Tillakaratne Dilshan

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Aug 23, 2016

Nathan Lyon sends down a delivery in the nets, R Premadasa Stadium, August 23, 2016

Nathan Lyon sends down a delivery in the nets

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: South Africa v Australia at Centurion
Sep 30, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT)
Queensland v CA XI at Brisbane
Oct 1, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
West Aust v South Aust at Perth
Oct 2, 2016 (11:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg
Oct 2, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Tasmania v Queensland at Brisbane
Oct 3, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
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