Nathan Lyon      

Full name Nathan Michael Lyon

Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales

Current age 32 years 344 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 96 123 39 1031 47 12.27 2194 46.99 0 0 133 6 48 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 162 206 61 1899 75 13.09 3803 49.93 0 2 223 18 75 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 96 184 24568 12320 390 8/50 13/154 31.58 3.00 62.9 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 162 299 38782 19596 574 8/50 13/154 34.13 3.03 67.5 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 New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 3-6, 2020 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 Western Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 19-22, 2020 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
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
1 Finch's XI v Cummins' XI Southampton 28 Aug 2020 Other T20
10*, 0/22, 0*, 1/25 NSW v Tasmania Hobart 6 Mar 2020 FC
1, 1/35, 3/85 NSW v South Aust Sydney 24 Feb 2020 FC
3/113, 19, 0/27, 1 NSW v Victoria Sydney 14 Feb 2020 FC
0/0 Ponting XI v Gilchrist XI Melbourne 9 Feb 2020 Other T20
2/19 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Sydney 8 Feb 2020 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 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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Oct 16, 2020

Nathan Lyon is set to play the opening group of Sheffield Shield matches for New South Wales

Nathan Lyon is set to play the opening group of Sheffield Shield matches for New South Wales

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Jan 25, 2020

Nathan Lyon managed to cling on to this catch in the end, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash, SCG, January 25, 2020

Nathan Lyon managed to cling on to this catch in the end

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Jan 6, 2020

Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme, Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2020

Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme

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