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Nathan Lyon

Born: November 20, 1987 (age 33)

Height: 5' 11" (181cm)

Hometown: Young, Australia
Nationality: Australia Australian

Role: Bowler

Batting Style: Right-handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm off break
Nathan Lyon poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
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Career History
InternationalNational SideAustralia (2011-)
Test DebutAug 31, 2011 vs. Sri Lanka
ODI DebutMar 8, 2012 vs. Sri Lanka
Sports Mole has 206 articles about Nathan Lyon. Articles 1 to 40:
Dom Bess in action for England on January 18, 2020
Dom Bess can only see "massive positives" from time with England
Dom Bess says he knows what he has 'got to do now to have a successful international career'.
Apr 12, 11:26
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Result: Rishabh Pant leads India to stunning series win over Australia
India pulled off a record run chase at the Gabba to inflict Australia's first defeat there since 1988.
Jan 19, 08:51
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Result: India hold Australia to draw in thrilling third Test
Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari put on a defensive masterclass at the SCG.
Jan 11, 09:12
Australia's David Warner celebrates his half century on August 22, 2019
New faces and old hands - Australia gear up for England return
Australia are set to play England in three ODIs and the same amount of T20s.
Aug 14, 13:01
Justin Langer pictured on August 14, 2019
Australia to begin England tour from end of August
The Australians will leave from Perth in late August for a series of T20 and 50-over games.
Aug 14, 08:50
Marnus Labuschagne leaves the field on September 15, 2019
Australia's Labuschagne "very disappointed" to miss out on County Cricket
Marnus Labuschagne's form with Glamorgan saw him earn a call-up to Australia's Ashes side.
May 4, 07:44
Marnus Labuschagne leaves the field on September 15, 2019
Marnus Labuschagne heads new names on Australia's contracted players list
Australia is preparing to host a Test series with India as well as the T20 World Cup.
Apr 30, 08:47
Peter Handscomb in action on April 1, 2018
Peter Handscomb admits delayed county season is a "shame"
The start of the County Cricket season has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
Apr 23, 08:29
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali on August 5, 2019
Nathan Lyon disappointed to see Hampshire deal cancelled due to coronavirus
The Australian spinner said he is hopeful of joining the club for a future season.
Apr 14, 09:06
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali on August 5, 2019
Hampshire cancel Nathan Lyon contract for new season
Giles White, Hampshire's director of cricket, has opened the door on a possible 2021 return for the Australia off-spinner.
Apr 10, 14:09
Mason Crane in action for England in January 2018
Mason Crane intending to "ride the white-ball wave"
Mason Crane's sole Test appearance to date came in the 2017-18 Ashes series.
Jan 21, 18:59
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali on August 5, 2019
Nathan Lyon agrees Hampshire deal for 2020 season
The Australia spinner has penned a red-ball deal at the Ageas Bowl.
Nov 5, 17:50
Steve Smith in action for Australia on September 13, 2019
The Ashes: A look back at the series in stats
New highs reached as England and Australia produced a thrilling show.
Sep 16, 17:17
Jofra Archer in action for England on September 15, 2019
England set Australia target of 399 to win the Ashes series
It would be the fifth highest chase in Test history.
Sep 15, 11:57
Joe Denly in action for England on September 14, 2019
Day three of the fifth Ashes Test: Denly puts England in charge
The hosts take a 382-run lead into day four of the final Test.
Sep 14, 19:52
Ben Stokes in action for England on September 14, 2019
Joe Denly and Ben Stokes put England in strong position at The Oval
The hosts lead by 262 at tea.
Sep 14, 16:18
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali on August 5, 2019
Nathan Lyon: 'Australia have united a nation with Ashes triumph'
The tourists lead the series 2-1.
Sep 9, 18:56
Josh Hazlewood in action for Australia on September 6, 2019
Day three of the fourth Ashes Test: Hazlewood hampers England's hopes
Rory Burns (81) and Joe Root (71) appeared in control of matters at Old Trafford before Josh Hazlewood struck for Australia.
Sep 6, 20:25
Steve Smith is hit on the neck by a ball on August 17, 2019
The Ashes: Key battles which could determine crucial fourth Test
Steve Smith returns to the Australia team at Old Trafford after being ruled out of the third Test because of concussion.
Sep 2, 17:21
Australia captain Tim Paine pictured before the 2019 Ashes opener on July 31, 2019
Tim Paine insists Nathan Lyon is still "a huge weapon" against Ben Stokes
The England all-rounder has given England the momentum in the Ashes.
Aug 29, 20:46
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali on August 5, 2019
Cricket Australia play down Nathan Lyon fitness concerns
The 31-year-old left training as a precaution after suffering a 'slightly twisted right ankle'.
Aug 28, 13:23
Moeen Ali in action for England against West Indies on January 23, 2019
Monty Panesar backs Moeen Ali for England recall
Monty Panesar believes the hosts will be a stronger team with the Worcestershire man involved.
Aug 27, 18:01
Australia captain Tim Paine pictured before the 2019 Ashes opener on July 31, 2019
Australia ready to suck up the Paine and move on from shock England defeat
The tourists fell to a dramatic one-wicket loss at Headlingley.
Aug 26, 09:23
Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes celebrate on August 24, 2019
England chasing target of 359 for surprise third Ashes Test victory
The visitors were bowled out for 246 after just under 90 minutes of play at Headingley, England claiming the last four wickets for 75.
Aug 24, 13:48
Jofra Archer pictured for England on August 15, 2019
Rory Burns backs Jofra Archer to provide hostile bowling
Archer and England were subjected to a barrage of short balls as play belatedly got under way in London.
Aug 16, 09:09
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali on August 5, 2019
The Ashes: Day five highlights as Australia thrash England to end Edgbaston run
England suffered a comprehensive defeat in the opening Test.
Aug 5, 19:50
Australia captain Tim Paine pictured before the 2019 Ashes opener on July 31, 2019
Australia captain Tim Paine "not satisfied" with winning first Ashes Test
England had won their last 11 matches in all formats at the Birmingham venue.
Aug 5, 18:45
Australia's Cameron Bancroft celebrates after catching out England's Joe Denly on August 5, 2019
England staring down barrel of first Test defeat at Edgbaston
Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Denly and Joe Root all fell before lunch.
Aug 5, 13:46
Steve Smith celebrates his century on the opening day of the Ashes
Smith proves stubborn as Australia build slender lead over England
England saw their 90-run first-innings advantage wiped out in the first Ashes Test.
Aug 3, 18:35
Stuart Broad reacts with shock after taking the wicket of Tim Paine on day one of the First Test of the Ashes on August 1, 2019
Australia bidding to wipe out England's 90-run first innings advantage
Woakes and Broad give hosts the edge after middle-order collapse at Edgbaston
Aug 3, 15:49
Rory Burns in action for England on August 2, 2019
Australia fight back on third morning at Edgbaston
The hosts went to lunch on 328 for eight.
Aug 3, 13:14
Nathan Lyon pictured in June 2018
Nathan Lyon: 'England are World Cup favourites'
The defending champions were denied top spot in the group after a 10-run defeat to South Africa.
Jul 7, 13:33
Nathan Lyon pictured in June 2018
Nathan Lyon unsurprised by "ruthless" England welcome
Australia spinner Lyon knew what to expect from the crowd on Saturday
May 26, 16:45
Former Australia vice-captain David Warner pictured in March 2018
Steve Smith, David Warner back in Australia squad
The pair have impressed in the Indian Premier League this season.
Apr 15, 12:19
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
England trail Australia by 177 at end of day four
England will enter the final day of the second Ashes Test requiring 178 runs from six wickets to level the series 1-1.
Dec 5, 11:28
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Australia on verge of victory over England in first Ashes Test
England are on the brink of losing the first Ashes Test after Australia dominated the fourth day at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Nov 26, 09:52
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England close on 196-4 on Ashes opening day
England close on 196-4 after Australia fight back on the opening day of the first Ashes Test.
Nov 23, 09:26
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Australia hand surprise recall to Tim Paine for first Ashes Test
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine is handed a surprise recall to the Australia squad for their opening Ashes Test against England following a seven-year absence.
Nov 16, 22:29
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India trail Australia by 52 runs in series decider after faltering start
Nathan Lyon stars for Australia as India are restricted to 248-6 in Dharamsala, with the tourists reaching stumps on day two 52 runs ahead.
Mar 26, 13:18
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Steven Smith hits another Test ton for Australia against India
Steven Smith hits his 20th Test century as Australia make 300 on the opening day of the fourth Test match against India.
Mar 25, 11:10

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