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Player Profile

Nathan Lyon

Garry

  • Lyon

Right Hand bat

Right Arm Orthodox

DOB
20/11/1987
Height / Weight
181cm / 78kg
Born in
Young, NSW
State
NSW
  • Cap number
    • Test 421
    • ODI 194
Bat Brand
Kookaburra
Club
Prospect

Profile

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.

Key Stats

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34 Matches
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 34 43 22 327 40 15.57 39.45 0 0 14 0
ODI 8 4 3 12 8 12.00 133.33 0 0 1 0
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 60 78 32 621 40 13.50 38.9 0 0 19 0
Aus One-day dom 17 11 5 75 37 12.50 101.35 0 0 9 0
Aus Twenty20 23 9 3 15 11 2.50 83.33 0 0 6 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 34 7681 3915 114 7/94 9/165 34.34 3.06 67.4 5 0
ODI 8 438 330 11 4/44 4/44 30.00 4.52 39.8 0 0
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 60 12931 6716 176 7/94 9/165 38.16 3.12 73.5 5 0
Aus One-day dom 17 1056 826 17 3/64 3/64 48.59 4.69 62.1 0 0
Aus Twenty20 23 461 575 20 3/14 3/14 28.75 7.48 23.1 0 0

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