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Nathan

Lyon

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Did you know?

Became the youngest ever Australian finger spinner to reach 100 Test wickets when he achieved the milestone against England at the MCG in 2013 at the age of 26 years and 38 days.

WICKETS
11
AVERAGE
30

Nathan

Lyon

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Did you know?

Became the youngest ever Australian finger spinner to reach 100 Test wickets when he achieved the milestone against England at the MCG in 2013 at the age of 26 years and 38 days.

WICKETS
146
AVERAGE
34.7

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
27
HEIGHT
181CM
BORN

Young

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Northern District

Bio

After a long search for a regular No.1 spinner in the post-Shane Warne era, Australia finally found what they were looking for in 2011 when they opted for a groundsman-cum-off-spinner from country NSW, via Canberra and Adelaide.

Having shown his ability as a net bowler while working as a curator’s assistant at the Adelaide Oval, Lyon made an immediate impact in Twenty20 cricket for South Australia.

Then, with just a handful of first-class matches to his name, Lyon was rushed into Australia’s Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka.

The wiry tweaker showed no sign of nerves on Test debut, dismissing Kumar Sangakkara with his very first ball and finishing with 5-34 to cap a dream start to his international career.

Lyon has been a solid citizen of Australia’s Test XI ever since, highlighted by figures of 7-94 against the might of India in Delhi in 2013.

MATCHES
8
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
194
BEST BATTING
8
BEST BOWLING
4-44
Bowling
WICKETS
11
AVERAGE
30
ECONOMY
4.52
S/R
39.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
12
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
12
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
41
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
421
BEST BATTING
40
BEST BOWLING
7-94
Bowling
WICKETS
146
AVERAGE
34.7
ECONOMY
3.15
S/R
66.2
5W
7
10W/M
1
Batting
RUNS
407
INNINGS
51
NOT OUTS
24
AVERAGE
15.07
100s
0
50s
0

That Moment - Lyon leads team song

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon leads Australia in a rousing rendition of Underneath the Southern Cross at the SCG after completing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in 2013-14


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Ashes heat rises at Aussie BBQ

Nathan Lyon responds to Graeme Swann's jibe and the Aussie players share their thoughts on England's trip to Spain


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Lyon denied key wicket by DRS

Nathan Lyon thought he'd snared the scalp of Darren Bravo late on day three, only for DRS to show the ball going over the stumps


England missed a trick against NZ: Gillespie

Dizzy backs Australia spinner Nathan Lyon to play a big role in Ashes while England look for a full-time slow bowler


Lyon takes a leaf from Warne's book

Off-spinner turns back clock on Ashes theatre and reveals a 'mystery delivery' in his arsenal


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Fast bowlers cartel in an Ashes XI quandary

With three spots likely available, how do selectors pick between Johnson, Starc, Siddle, Hazlewood and Harris?