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Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Born November 20, 1987
Young, New South Wales
Age 28 Years, 2 Months, 23 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 14
Teams Played Australia, South Australia, Australia A, New South Wales, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers
Man of the Match Test - 2, ODI - 0, T20I - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span 2011 - 2016, 2012 - 2016, 2016, 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 52602849240* v WI0065215.3741.76270
ODI 1043128* v ZIM001112.00133.3310
T20I 100--0000-0.00--
CL 400--0000 -0.00--

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 1001975.538661841857/94 v IND16733.423.1264.08
ODI 1091.07464124/44 v ZIM0038.665.0945.50
T20I 11.001500/15 v IND00-15.00-
CL 37.005811/17 v KOL0058.008.2842.00

Nathan Lyon AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/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 5 5 2 53 34 0 0 5 / 1 17.66 60.91 3 0
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 8 7 5 89 40* 0 0 12 / 0 44.50 47.84 5 0
Total 52 60 28 492 40 v WI 0 0 65/2 17.47 42.78 27 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/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 10 156.5 22 455 20 4/69 4 / 0 22.75 2.90 47.05
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 14 305.3 85 822 34 5/68 5 / 1 24.17 2.69 53.91
Total 100 1974.7 386 6184 185 2/148 v PAK 16/7 47.50 3.15 85.71

ODI

T20I

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 8 6 2 57 34 v NZ 0 0 5 / 1 14.25 39.58 8 0
Total 52 60 28 492 40 v WI 0 0 65/2 15.06 42.58 27 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 15 338.5 55 1082 26 4/42 v ENG 5 / 0 41.61 3.19 78.19
Total 100 1975.1 386 6184 185 7/94 v IND 16/7 35.27 3.14 67.26

ODI

T20I

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 13 11 5 112 34 v NZ 0 0 17 / 1 18.66 55.72 9 0
Total 51 60 28 492 40 v WI 0 0 65/2 16.24 42.85 26 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 25 447.5 91 1379 48 4/66 v WI 6 / 0 28.72 3.07 55.97
2016 1 46.0 12 120 3 3/120 v WI 1 / 0 40.00 2.60 92.00
Total 100 1974.3 386 6184 185 7/152 v IND 16/7 34.45 3.06 68.25

ODI

T20I

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
DNB 3/120 v West Indies Jan 03, 2016
DNB & DNB 4/66 & 3/85 v West Indies Dec 26, 2015
DNB 3/43 & 0/17 v West Indies Dec 10, 2015
34(49) & DNB 2/42 & 1/36 v New Zealand Nov 27, 2015
4*(1) & DNB 3/107 & 0/35 v New Zealand Nov 13, 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.