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Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Born November 20, 1987 Young, New South Wales
Age 27 Years, 9 Months, 14 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 16
Teams Played Australia, South Australia, Australia A, New South Wales, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers
Man of the Match Test - 1, ODI - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span 2011 - 2015, 2012 - 2014, 2011,

With just four first-class matches to his credit, Nathan Lyon's career took a huge leap when he received a surprise call-up in Australia's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka in 2011.

Nathan Lyon OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 46582745440* v WI0061114.6440.24190
ODI 843128* v ZIM0011 12.00133.3310
CL 400--0000-0.00--

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 891747.033955241627/94 v IND11734.093.1664.70
ODI 873.07330114/44 v ZIM0030.004.5239.81
CL 37.005811/17 v KOL0058.008.2842.00

Nathan Lyon AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s 50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
England 13 16 10 119 18* 0 0 20 / 1 19.83 51.73 8 0
India 10 12 4 98 23 0 0 12 / 0 12.25 29.87 5 0
New Zealand 2 3 1 15 9 0 0 1 / 0 7.50 40.54 - -
Pakistan 2 4 1 19 15 0 0 1 / 0 6.33 20.21 - -
South Africa 8 9 3 81 31 0 0 10 / 0 13.50 46.02 4 0
Sri Lanka 6 7 3 33 13 0 0 5 / 0 8.25 42.85 2 0
West Indies 5 7 5 89 40* 0 0 12 / 0 44.50 47.84 - -
Total 46 58 27 454 40 v WI 0 0 61/1 16.02 39.87 19 0

Bowling Performance

  I OMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
England 25 431.4 97 1313 44 5/50 3 / 1 29.84 3.04 58.86
India 20 444.2 53 1652 45 7/94 2 / 3 36.71 3.71 59.24
New Zealand 4 49.0 8 126 10 4/69 2 / 0 12.60 2.57 29.40
Pakistan 4 110.0 8 422 3 2/148 0 / 0 140.66 3.83 220.00
South Africa 15 334.0 85 918 24 5/130 2 / 1 38.25 2.74 83.50
Sri Lanka 12 193.3 36 602 15 5/34 0 / 1 40.13 3.11 77.40
West Indies 9 184.3 52 491 21 5/68 2 / 1 23.38 2.66 52.71
Total 89 1746.2 339 5524 162 2/148 v PAK 11/7 45.94 3.09 83.02

ODI

CL

Nathan Lyon LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 24 33 17 255 40* v WI 0 0 35 / 0 15.93 37.61 9 0
Home 20 21 9 180 31 v SA 0 0 25 / 1 15.00 50.56 10 0
Neutral 2 4 1 19 15 v SA 0 0 1 / 0 6.33 20.21 - -
Total 46 58 27 454 40 v WI 0 0 61/1 12.42 36.13 19 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 45 817.5 164 2533 81 7/94 v IND 5 / 4 31.27 3.09 60.58
Home 40 819.1 167 2569 78 7/94 v IND 6 / 3 32.93 3.13 63.01
Neutral 4 110.0 8 422 3 2/12 v WI 0 / 0 140.66 3.83 220.00
Total 89 1746.6 339 5524 162 7/94 v IND 11/7 68.29 3.35 114.53

ODI

CL

Nathan Lyon YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2011 8 12 5 55 14 v SA 0 0 5 / 0 7.85 39.00 3 0
2012 10 10 5 119 40* v WI 0 0 17 / 0 23.80 48.57 2 0
2013 11 14 8 123 18* v ENG 0 0 18 / 1 20.50 33.06 6 0
2014 9 13 5 83 23 v IND 0 0 8 / 0 10.37 37.89 6 0
2015 8 9 4 74 22 v WI 0 0 13 / 0 14.80 49.00 2 0
Total 46 58 27 454 40 v WI 0 0 61/1 15.46 41.50 19 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2011 15 198.4 30 632 23 5/34 v SL 2 / 1 27.47 3.18 51.82
2012 19 446.5 118 1195 36 5/68 v WI 3 / 1 33.19 2.67 74.47
2013 22 431.4 81 1429 42 7/94 v IND 3 / 2 34.02 3.31 61.66
2014 18 404.5 54 1429 33 7/152 v IND 1 / 3 43.30 3.52 73.60
2015 15 265.0 56 839 28 4/75 v ENG 2 / 0 29.96 3.16 56.78
Total 89 1745.8 339 5524 162 7/152 v IND 11/7 33.59 3.17 63.67

ODI

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
5*(9) 2/40 & 2/53 v England Aug 20, 2015
9(20) & 4(12) 0/47 v England Aug 06, 2015
11(11) & 12*(16) 3/36 & 0/52 v England Jul 29, 2015
DNB & DNB 1/53 & 2/27 v England Jul 16, 2015
6(26) & 0*(5) 2/69 & 4/75 v England Jul 08, 2015

NATHAN LYON's profile

With just four first-class matches to his credit, Nathan Lyon's career took a huge leap when he received a surprise call-up in Australia's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka in 2011.

Initially a curator at the Adelaide Oval, this off-spinner was first spotted by South Australian Redback's Big Bash coach Darren Berry. Consequently, Lyon went on to make his first-class debut in early 2011, and impressed with his bowling. He emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the Twenty20 Big Bash for his team that year, which eventually led to the Redbacks winning the competition.

Best known for bowling flighted deliveries and a knack of taking wickets, Lyon then represented Australia A in their one-day side for the tour to Zimbabwe. His 11 wickets in that series earned him the "Man of the Series" award. This performance was impressive enough for the selectors and they immediately called for his inclusion in the Test side. Lyon also signed up for Adelaide Strikers in Australia's inaugural Big Bash League in 2011-12, which came as a replacement for the originally created Twenty20 Big Bash.

Lyon came of age and experience during Australia's away and home Ashes in 2013. After his stand-out bowling on debut with figures of 5/34, Lyon had a quiet time in international cricket, but kept his place due to the dearth of quality spinners in Australia post the Warne-era. However, he continued believing in himself and returned with good figures against England in the Ashes.

The return Ashes in Australia, in the same year, 2013, saw him truly emerge as a potentially good spinner for the future. He overshadowed Graeme Swann with his consistent ability and persistence to keep on flighting the ball and was rewarded with wickets at crucial junctures. The 2013 Ashes Down Under was probably won due to Mitchell Johnson but Lyon held his own.