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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
306
AVERAGE
32.2

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
18
AVERAGE
35

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
30
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.

Lyon became the most successful off-spinner in Australian Test history in 2015 when he removed the West Indies Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the second Test in Kingston, moving past Hugh Trumble's mark of 141 Test wickets that had stood as the benchmark for more than a century.

He has since passed the 200-wicket barrier and, at 28 years of age, has plenty of time to add to that tally.

MATCHES
78
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
421
BEST BATTING
47
BEST BOWLING
8-50
Bowling
WICKETS
306
AVERAGE
32.2
ECONOMY
3.08
S/R
62.7
5W
12
10W/M
2
Batting
RUNS
820
INNINGS
99
NOT OUTS
29
AVERAGE
11.71
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
14
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
194
BEST BATTING
30
BEST BOWLING
4-44
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
35
ECONOMY
4.96
S/R
42.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
49
INNINGS
7
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
24.5
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

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