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Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Born November 20, 1987 Young, New South Wales
Age 27 Years, 7 Months, 10 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 17
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 41512440740* v WI0052115.0739.55170
ODI 843128* v ZIM001112.00133.3310
CL 400--0 000-0.00--

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 801609.531450721467/94 v IND10734.733.1566.15
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/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
England 8 9 7 72 18* 0 0 11 / 1 36.00 54.96 6 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 41 51 24 407 40 v WI 0 0 52/1 18.33 40.33 17 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
England 16 294.3 72 861 28 5/50 2 / 1 30.75 2.92 63.10
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 80 1609.1 314 5072 146 2/148 v PAK 10/7 46.07 3.08 83.62

ODI

CL

Nathan Lyon LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 19 26 14 208 40* v WI 0 0 26 / 0 17.33 35.92 7 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 41 51 24 407 40 v WI 0 0 52/1 12.89 35.56 17 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 36 680.4 139 2081 65 7/94 v IND 4 / 4 32.01 3.05 62.83
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 80 1609.5 314 5072 146 7/94 v IND 10/7 68.53 3.34 115.28

ODI

CL

Nathan Lyon YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s 50s4s/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 3 2 1 27 22 v WI 0 0 4 / 0 27.00 51.92 - -
Total 41 51 24 407 40 v WI 0 0 52/1 17.90 42.09 17 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 6 127.5 31 387 12 3/55 v WI 1 / 0 32.25 3.02 63.91
Total 80 1608.3 314 5072 146 7/152 v IND 10/7 34.05 3.14 65.09

ODI

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
5*(2) & DNB 3/55 & 2/12 v West Indies Jun 11, 2015
22(50) & DNB 1/20 & 2/67 v West Indies Jun 03, 2015
DNB & DNB 2/123 & 2/110 v India Jan 06, 2015
11(15) & 1*(10) 2/108 & 0/36 v India Dec 26, 2014
23(23) & DNB 3/105 & 2/33 v India Dec 17, 2014

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.