Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 29 years 244 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 Insights on test 67 83 28 671 40* 12.20 1499 44.76 0 0 85 3 32 0
ODIs Insights on odi 13 6 4 46 30 23.00 46 100.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 117 148 46 1345 75 13.18 2798 48.07 0 2 158 11 49 0
List A 50 23 12 168 37* 15.27 156 107.69 0 0 15 6 25 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 67 128 15565 8249 247 8/50 12/286 33.39 3.17 63.0 9 9 1
ODIs Insights on odi 13 13 720 592 17 4/44 4/44 34.82 4.93 42.3 1 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 1 1 6 15 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 117 213 26086 13841 371 8/50 12/286 37.30 3.18 70.3 13 9 1
List A 50 49 2665 2144 62 4/10 4/10 34.58 4.82 42.9 4 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-28, 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 Worcestershire v Glamorgan at Worcester, Jun 9-11, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, May 16, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 28, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6*, 0/61, 4 Worcs v Glamorgan Worcester 9 Jun 2017 FC
1/123, 0*, 5* Worcs v Sussex Hove 2 Jun 2017 FC
0/25, 0, 3/94 Worcs v Northants Northampton 26 May 2017 FC
1/73, 1/27 Worcs v Derbyshire Derby 19 May 2017 FC
1/31 Worcs v Derbyshire Derby 16 May 2017 LA
13, 5/92, 0, 0/19 Australia v India Dharamsala 25 Mar 2017 Test # 2258 Insights on
1, 1/163, 2 Australia v India Ranchi 16 Mar 2017 Test # 2256 Insights on
8/50, 0, 0/82, 2 Australia v India Bengaluru 4 Mar 2017 Test # 2251 Insights on
0, 1/21, 13, 4/53 Australia v India Pune 23 Feb 2017 Test # 2250 Insights on
4/162 Australia v India A Mumbai (BS) 17 Feb 2017 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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May 26, 2017

Nathan Lyon twirls away, Northamptonshire v Worcestershire, Specsavers County Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, May 26, 2017

Nathan Lyon twirls away

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Mar 27, 2017

Nathan Lyon flaunts the game-ball after competing a five-wicket haul, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 3rd day, March 27, 2017

Nathan Lyon flaunts the game-ball after competing a five-wicket haul

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Mar 26, 2017

Nathan Lyon in his delivery stride, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 2nd day, March 26, 2017

Nathan Lyon in his delivery stride

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Country Fixtures Country Results
TBA v Australia at Fatullah
Aug 22-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
1st Test: Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka
Aug 27-31, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
2nd Test: Bangladesh v Australia at Chittagong
Sep 4-8, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
1st ODI: AUS Women v ENG Women at Brisbane
Oct 22, 2017
2nd ODI: AUS Women v ENG Women at Coffs Harbour
Oct 26, 2017
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