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Lyon hungry for white ball cricket

JLT Cup success the immediate goal for Nathan Lyon as he eyes long-term ODI goals

Nathan Lyon says it's a childhood dream to play in a World Cup, but insists he needs to perform for NSW before winning a coloured clothing recall.

Fresh from playing a starring role in Bangladesh with the red ball, Australia's leading offspinner appears to find himself behind left-arm tweaker Ashton Agar and legspinner Adam Zampa in the pecking order for Steve Smith's one-day side.

Both young spinners are in India, alongside part timers Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell, while Lyon prepares for the JLT One-Day Cup

"I'm definitely looking forward to it, but I'm not looking to change anything (from bowling in Test cricket) too special," he said in Sydney on Tuesday.

The 29-year old said his immediate goal was to help the Blues to a third successive one-day title.

"I'd love to play in a World Cup one day, but I need to get picked in the Australian team first before any of that, and I need to perform well for NSW here".

Re-live Lyon's record-breaking tour

Lyon has become used to being asked to prove himself, constantly having his place in the Test team questioned after a dream five-wicket haul on debut against Sri Lanka in 2011.

He first attracted the attention of the Australia selectors after starring for South Australia in the 2010-11 Big Bash to finish as the tournament's leading wicket-taker.

The 29-year-old has since taken 269 wickets from 69 Tests, but has only played 13 ODIs.

He hasn't featured with the white ball since taking 1-49 from nine overs in the 82 run loss to Sri Lanka in Colombo last August.

It capped a horror tour for Lyon where he struggled in both formats and found his position in the Test side again under threat.

The offspinner bounced back by picking up 19 wickets in India earlier in the year before winning joint man-of-the-series honour with 22 wickets in Two Tests against Bangladesh.

His star performance with the ball lifted him to a career-best Test ranking as the No.8 bowler in the world.