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Nathan Lyon

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Australia

Australia

Bowler

Nathan Lyon

Personal Details

  • Full Name Nathan Michael Lyon
  • Age 36
  • Date of Birth 20 November 1987
  • Birthplace Young, New South Wales
  • Height 181cm
  • Batting Style Right Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style Right-Arm Off Spin

Career Debuts

  • ODI Debut 08 March 2012
  • T20I Debut 29 January 2016
  • Test Debut 31 August 2011

Player Story

After a long search for a regular 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 New South Wales.

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.

With just a handful of first-class matches under his belt, Lyon was rushed into Australia’s Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in 2011. The wiry tweaker showed no sign of nerves on Test debut, dismissing Kumar Sangakkara with his very first ball and finishing with figures of 5-34.

Lyon has since then been a mainstay in red-ball cricket for Australia, overtaking the legendary Hugh Trumble’s tally of 141 wickets in 2015 to become the nation’s most successful Test off-spinner.

Deservedly christened as the GOAT – greatest of all time – by his teammates, Lyon also went on to become the sixth Australian to scale the 300-wicket mark in Test cricket in 2017.

Batting and Fielding

Matches
M
Innings Batted
Inn
Runs Scored
Runs
Highest Score
HS
Batting Average
Avg
50s Scored
50s
100s Scored
100s
Strike Rate
SR
Not Outs
NO
4s Hit
4s
6s Hit
6s
Catches
Ct
Stumpings
St
ODI 29 14 77 30 19.25 0 0 92.77 10 7 2 7 0
Test 127 160 1,455 47 12.54 0 0 50.73 44 185 14 60 0
T20I 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 100 1 0 0 0 0

M: Matches

Inn: Innings Batted

Runs: Runs Scored

HS: Highest Score

Avg: Batting Average

50s: 50s Scored

100s: 100s Scored

SR: Strike Rate

NO: Not Outs

4s: 4s Hit

6s: 6s Hit

Ct: Catches

St: Stumpings

Bowling

Matches
M
Overs Bowled
O
Wickets
W
Best Bowling
BB
5 Wicket Hauls
5w
Bowling Average
Avg
Economy
Econ
Maidens Bowled
Mdn
Runs Conceded
Runs
ODI 29 271 29 4/44 0 46 4.92 11 1,334
Test 127 5,406.4 517 8/50 23 30.73 2.94 1,034 15,889
T20I 2 5 1 1/33 0 48 9.6 0 48

M: Matches

O: Overs Bowled

W: Wickets

BB: Best Bowling

5w: 5 Wicket Hauls

Avg: Bowling Average

Econ: Economy

Mdn: Maidens Bowled

Runs: Runs Conceded

Batting and Fielding

Matches
M
Innings Batted
Inn
Runs Scored
Runs
Highest Score
HS
Batting Average
Avg
50s Scored
50s
100s Scored
100s
Strike Rate
SR
Not Outs
NO
4s Hit
4s
6s Hit
6s
Catches
Ct
Stumpings
St
BBL 38 15 44 9 4.4 0 0 84.62 5 3 0 13 0

M: Matches

Inn: Innings Batted

Runs: Runs Scored

HS: Highest Score

Avg: Batting Average

50s: 50s Scored

100s: 100s Scored

SR: Strike Rate

NO: Not Outs

4s: 4s Hit

6s: 6s Hit

Ct: Catches

St: Stumpings

Bowling

Matches
M
Overs Bowled
O
Wickets
W
Best Bowling
BB
5 Wicket Hauls
5w
Bowling Average
Avg
Economy
Econ
Maidens Bowled
Mdn
Runs Conceded
Runs
BBL 38 131.10 44 5/23 1 21.5 7.18 0 946

M: Matches

O: Overs Bowled

W: Wickets

BB: Best Bowling

5w: 5 Wicket Hauls

Avg: Bowling Average

Econ: Economy

Mdn: Maidens Bowled

Runs: Runs Conceded