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Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 28 years 191 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 54 62 28 528 40* 15.52 1277 41.34 0 0 67 2 28 0
ODIs 10 4 3 12 8* 12.00 9 133.33 0 0 1 1 1 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 95 117 43 1105 75 14.93 2430 45.47 0 1 129 10 40 0
List A 39 19 11 117 37* 14.62 107 109.34 0 0 10 5 21 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 54 104 12239 6410 195 7/94 12/286 32.87 3.14 62.7 7 7 1
ODIs 10 10 546 464 12 4/44 4/44 38.66 5.09 45.5 1 0 0
T20Is 1 1 6 15 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 95 174 20960 10967 300 7/94 12/286 36.55 3.13 69.8 10 7 1
List A 39 38 2119 1719 48 4/22 4/22 35.81 4.86 44.1 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 New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 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 Victoria v New South Wales at Alice Springs, Mar 15-18, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 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
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
3/32, 3, 4/91 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 12 Feb 2016 Test # 2201
1, 3/146, 3 NSW v West Aust Lincoln 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/15 Australia v India Melbourne 29 Jan 2016 T20I # 486
0/58 Australia v India Sydney 23 Jan 2016 ODI # 3727
1/76 Australia v India Canberra 20 Jan 2016 ODI # 3726
1/33, 0 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 16 Jan 2016 T20
0/27, 7 Syd Sixers v Heat Sydney 10 Jan 2016 T20
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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Mar 18, 2016

Nathan Lyon is pleased after dismissing Matthew Wade, Victoria v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Alice Springs, 4th day, March 18, 2016

Nathan Lyon is pleased after dismissing Matthew Wade

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Feb 22, 2016

Brendon McCullum in thought after a ball to nightwatchman Nathan Lyon, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, February 22, 2016

Brendon McCullum in thought after a ball to Nathan Lyon

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Feb 22, 2016

Nathan Lyon completes a run while Trent Boult looks on, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, February 22, 2016

Nathan Lyon runs while Trent Boult looks on

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Country Fixtures Country Results
West Indies v Australia at Providence
Jun 5, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
Australia v South Africa at Providence
Jun 7, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
Australia v South Africa at Basseterre
Jun 11, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
West Indies v Australia at Basseterre
Jun 13, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
Australia v South Africa at Bridgetown
Jun 19, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
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