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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

A home-grown finger spinner

The wiry off-spinner was plucked from obscurity when, working as a curator’s assistant at Adelaide Oval, he was deemed to have skills more useful on turning pitches than helping to prepare them.

This observation and his subsequent escalation through state and national ranks appeared truly prescient when Nathan Lyon captured a wicket with his first ball in Test cricket – no less a victim than Sri Lankan maestro Kumar Sangakkara – and then went on to complete a five-wicket haul on debut.

Since that heady arrival on the international scene in 2011, Lyon has become the focus of intense scrutiny largely driven by his inability to repeat his Galle heroics on wearing final-day pitches.

However, in comparison to other Australian finger spinners of recent times, his record remains far from inconsequential.

A tally of 85 wickets at 33.23 from his first 25 Tests mounts a reasonable case for perseverance. Perhaps a more nuanced assessment will come during the 2013-14 Ashes summer when he goes head-to-head with the world’s pre-eminent Test offie, Graeme Swann.

Key Stats

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33 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 33 41 21 323 40 16.15 39.34 0 0 14 0
ODI 3 2 1 4 4 4.00 66.67 0 0 1 0
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 59 77 32 620 40 13.78 39.5 0 0 18 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 33 7351 3695 112 7/94 9/165 32.99 3.02 65.6 5 0
ODI 3 138 119 3 2/42 2/42 39.67 5.17 46.0 0 0
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 59 12751 6569 176 7/94 9/165 37.32 3.09 72.4 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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