Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 33 years 69 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 100 129 39 1101 47 12.23 2282 48.24 0 0 140 8 50 0
ODIs 29 14 10 77 30 19.25 83 92.77 0 0 7 2 7 0
T20Is 2 1 1 4 4* - 4 100.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 168 215 61 1985 75 12.88 3919 50.65 0 2 233 20 78 0
List A 72 35 19 227 37* 14.18 222 102.25 0 0 20 8 31 0
T20s 46 16 7 55 11 6.11 59 93.22 0 0 4 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 100 191 25690 12816 399 8/50 13/154 32.12 2.99 64.3 16 18 3
ODIs 29 29 1626 1334 29 4/44 4/44 46.00 4.92 56.0 1 0 0
T20Is 2 2 30 48 1 1/33 1/33 48.00 9.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 168 310 40378 20343 590 8/50 13/154 34.47 3.02 68.4 23 20 3
List A 72 71 3913 3179 84 4/10 4/10 37.84 4.87 46.5 4 0 0
T20s 46 44 922 1108 54 5/23 5/23 20.51 7.21 17.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 15-19, 2021 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 11, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 28, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 10-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 15-19, 2021 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Feb 16, 2011 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 23, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at Sydney, Feb 8, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24, 1/65, 13, 2/85 Australia v India Brisbane 15 Jan 2021 Test # 2404
0, 0/87, 2/114 Australia v India Sydney 7 Jan 2021 Test # 2402
20, 3/72, 3, 0/5 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2020 Test # 2398
1/68, 10 Australia v India Adelaide 17 Dec 2020 Test # 2396
0, 2/55, 3/60 NSW v Tasmania Adelaide 8 Nov 2020 FC
0/62, 4, 2/74, 12 NSW v Queensland Adelaide 30 Oct 2020 FC
2/141 NSW v West Aust Adelaide 19 Oct 2020 FC
0, 0/31 Finch's XI v Cummins' XI Southampton 1 Sep 2020 Other T20
4/29 Finch's XI v Cummins' XI Southampton 1 Sep 2020 Other T20
3, 3/47 Finch's XI v Cummins' XI Southampton 30 Aug 2020 Other
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 T20s 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 delivery 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 he was affectionately nicknamed by his teammates as the GOAT - greatest of all time - as a result.

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Jan 19, 2021

Nathan Lyon removed Shubman Gill for 91, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Nathan Lyon removed Shubman Gill for 91

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Jan 19, 2021

Steven Smith catches Shubman Gill at slip off Nathan Lyon, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Steven Smith catches Shubman Gill at slip off Nathan Lyon

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Jan 19, 2021

Nathan Lyon reacts to a close shave, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Nathan Lyon reacts to a close shave

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