Nathan Lyon Biography
Nathan Michael Lyon is an Australian cricketer, who plays the role of a right-arm off break bowler in the team. He was born on 20 November 1987 in Young, New South Wales, Australia.
Lyon is a record holder of the most wickets taken in a Test match by any Australian off-spin bowler.
Nathan started playing cricket from his teenage years, playing in Canberra for ACT Cricket's under-17s and under-19s teams. Lyon played for University of Canberra Cricket Club and Western Districts in ACT Grade cricket and debuted in 2008 for the ACT Comets in the Cricket Australia Cup against the South Australian Second XI.
He moved to Adelaide in 2010 and started to make his career as a member of the ground staff team at the Adelaide Oval. He then played for the Prospect Cricket Club in the South Australian Grade Cricket League while continuing playing for the Comets.
After Lyon's good performance in the Futures League Twenty20 in December 2010 for the Comets in Melbourne, where Darren Berry noticed his talent and selected Nathan to play for the Southern Redbacks in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League.
In the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash 2010–11, Lyon was the leading wicket-taker in which Redbacks won the competition. Lyon got to play for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield and the Australian domestic limited-overs competition and also he got selected to represent Australia A in Zimbabwe. He picked up 11 wickets in the tri-series and was entitled the Man of the Series.
In May 2017, Worcestershire signed Lyon as a replacement for John Hastings, who was busy with the ICC Champions Trophy.
Lyon was selected to be a part of the Australian Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in 2011. His Test debut came at Galle on 31 August 2011.
While Nathan has represented the Australian team in the ODIs and one T20 match, he is majorly a Test player.
Nathan Lyon took his first international wicket off his first ball itself to become the third Australian and seventeenth international player to achieve the feat in Test cricket.