Nathan Lyon (cricketer)

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Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon.jpg
Personal information
Full nameNathan Michael Lyon
Born(1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 26)
Young, New South Wales, Australia
NicknameGarry / Gazza (after AFL footballer Garry Lyon)
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm off break
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 421)31 August 2011 v Sri Lanka
Last Test21-25 August 2013 v England
ODI debut8 March 2012 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI20 March 2012 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008–2010ACT Comets
2011–2013South Australia
2011–2013Adelaide Strikers
2013-New South Wales
2013-Sydney Sixers
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCT20
Matches2524615
Runs scored244445014
Batting average13.554.0010.974.66
100s/50s0/00/00/00/0
Top score40*4*40*11
Balls bowled5,549969,718269
Wickets85113614
Bowling average33.2377.0038.3324.92
5 wickets in innings3030
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling7/941/417/943/14
Catches/stumpings7/–1/010/–3/0
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2013
 
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Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon.jpg
Personal information
Full nameNathan Michael Lyon
Born(1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 26)
Young, New South Wales, Australia
NicknameGarry / Gazza (after AFL footballer Garry Lyon)
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm off break
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 421)31 August 2011 v Sri Lanka
Last Test21-25 August 2013 v England
ODI debut8 March 2012 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI20 March 2012 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008–2010ACT Comets
2011–2013South Australia
2011–2013Adelaide Strikers
2013-New South Wales
2013-Sydney Sixers
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCT20
Matches2524615
Runs scored244445014
Batting average13.554.0010.974.66
100s/50s0/00/00/00/0
Top score40*4*40*11
Balls bowled5,549969,718269
Wickets85113614
Bowling average33.2377.0038.3324.92
5 wickets in innings3030
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling7/941/417/943/14
Catches/stumpings7/–1/010/–3/0
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2013

Nathan Lyon (born 20 November 1987 in Young, New South Wales) is an Australian cricketer. He has also worked as a member of the ground staff team at the Adelaide Oval after completing a four-year apprenticeship at Manuka Oval.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Nathan Lyon moved from Young to Canberra as a teenager where he went on to play for ACT Cricket's under-17s and under-19s representative teams.[3] Lyon played for Western Districts and University of Canberra Cricket Club in ACT Grade cricket and debuted for the ACT Comets in 2008 in the Cricket Australia Cup against the South Australian Second XI where he claimed a wicket on day one.[4] During his time with Comets Lyon was mentored by captain, and later captain-coach, Mark Higgs, who helped him in his spin bowling, getting his bowling action right as well as the tactical side including what lines to bowl and fields to set. After Lyon left the Comets he continued to keep in contact with Higgs in regards to the game.[5] In 2010 Nathan Lyon moved to Adelaide where he played for the Prospect Cricket Club in the South Australian Grade Cricket League while continuing playing for the Comets in the Futures League. After Lyon's performance in the 2010 Futures League Twenty20 in December for the Comets in Melbourne which South Australia's Twenty20 coach Darren Berry witnessed he was selected to play for the Southern Redbacks in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash[6]

Domestic career[edit]

In 2010–11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Lyon was the leading wicket-taker where the Redbacks went on the win competition, Lyon went on to play for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield and the Australian domestic limited-overs competition.[7][8] In the same year he was selected to represent Australia A in Zimbabwe where he took 11 wickets in the tri-series to be named man of the series.[2][9] Nathan Lyon has signed to play in the inaugural season of the Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers.[8]

Australian selection[edit]

On 26 July 2011, Lyon was selected in the Australian Test squad for the tour to Sri Lanka.[10] Nathan Lyon took two wickets for Australia against the Sri Lanka Board XI in the three day warm-up match at the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium.[11] Lyon made his test debut against Sri Lanka at Galle on 31 August 2011. Nathan Lyon took his first wicket off his first ball in Test Cricket on 1 September 2011, his victim was Kumar Sangakkara. With this feat he became the second Australian (and fourteenth international player) to take his first wicket off his first ball in Test Cricket.[12] He finished with 5/34 in his first innings, becoming the 131st player to take five wickets on debut in a Test match.[13]

In November 2011, Lyon became just the seventh number 11 batsman to have the top score in his team's innings, when he scored 14 in Australia's second-innings total of 47 in the 1st Test against South Africa.[14]

Nathan Lyon played his first test in Australia at the Gabba starting on 1 December 2011 against New Zealand in the first Test match of the series. Lyon took 4/69 in the first innings and 3/19 in his second innings result in match figures of 7/88, resulting in being the best Test match bowling figures by an Australian off-spinner at the venue.[15] He played in three of the four Tests of the subsequent home series against India—being left out of the team for the third Test on the pace-friendly WACA Ground—taking seven wickets at an average of 41.57.[16] Former Australian off-spinner Ashley Mallett criticised Lyon's delivery method during the series, saying he had been bowling from too wide on the crease.[17]

On 24 April 2013, Lyon was named as the only spinner in the upcoming 2013 Ashes series for the Australian squad. It held true until hours before the 1st match when he was dropped out of the lineup in favour of Ashton Agar, giving him a shock debut, then went on to score 98 on his test debut, which was also a world record for a no. 11 batsman. However, Lyon was recalled to the team for the Third Ashes Test, and in the Fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street, he took figures of 4/42 on the first day, and helping to reduce England to 238 in their first innings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nathan Lyon Profile". ESPNcricinfo. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b James Willoughby (15 July 2011). "The rise of Nathan Lyon". Sportal. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Steve Larkin and Chris Dutton (27 July 2011). "Lyon a shock pick in Aussie squad". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Kyle Mackey-Laws (28 October 2008). "Comets fight back late with ball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Daniel Brettig (27 August 2011). "Lyon learns from his mentor's mistakes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Will Brodie (26 July 2011). "Aussies urged to support shock spin selection". The Age. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  7. ^ James Buckley (23 January 2011). "Former ACT Comet Lyon backed for quick spin into Redback's Sheffield Shield plans". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Ferguson signs with Strikers". Sportal. Cricket Australia. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  9. ^ James Buckley (24 May 2011). "Having a bash leads to Australia A selection for Lyon". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nathan Lyon named in Australia Test squad for Sri Lanka". BBC Sport. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Malcolm Conn (28 August 2011). "Michael Clarke may play spin duo Michael Beer and Nathan Lyon in first Test against Sri Lanka". Herald Sun. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Records Test matches Bowling". ESPNcricinfo. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bowling records". ESPNcricinfo. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Hogan, Jesse (11 November 2011). "Skittled: the numbers behind the cricket mayhem". The Age. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  15. ^ Jim Morton (5 December 2011). "Lyon gives Gabba record books a tweak". Australian Associated Press. The Canberra Times. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Records / Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2011/12 / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ashley Mallett's counsel heeded on Lyon". ESPNcricinfo. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 

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