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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
195
AVERAGE
32.9

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
16
AVERAGE
33.9

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
0
AVERAGE
0

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
28
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
54
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
421
BEST BATTING
40
BEST BOWLING
7-94
Bowling
WICKETS
195
AVERAGE
32.9
ECONOMY
3.14
S/R
62.8
5W
7
10W/M
1
Batting
RUNS
528
INNINGS
62
NOT OUTS
28
AVERAGE
15.53
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
12
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
194
BEST BATTING
30
BEST BOWLING
4-44
Bowling
WICKETS
16
AVERAGE
33.9
ECONOMY
4.89
S/R
41.6
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
42
INNINGS
5
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
21
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
1
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
0
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
15
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
0
INNINGS
0
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
0
100s
0
50s
0

Hard work paying off: Lyon

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed man-of-the-match figures of 3-39 as Australia thrashed West Indies by six wickets in their tri-series opener in Guyana


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Aussie spin twins spark Windies rout

Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc were on song, before David Warner steered Australia to a bonus-point win over the West Indies


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Aussies spin through Windies

Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa grabbed three wickets apiece and Mitchell Starc returned with a brace as Australia routed West Indies for 116 in Guyana


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Langer uses Michael Slater as a cautionary tale for spinner as he attempts to cement an ODI berth


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Starc shakes off rust in impressive return

The fiery left-armer proved a handful in his return from an ankle injury, snaring two wickets as Australia comfortably accounted for the Windies


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Lyon rejoices at slow-bowlers cartel

Off-spinner finds company - and hot form - with Zampa and Maxwell as Aussie tweakers rout Windies