Nathan Lyon – Professional Australian Bowler
At the end of June 2021, Lyon is on the 19th line of the Men’s Test Bowling Rankings. It is considered one of Australia’s most successful spin-off bowlers (the record holder for the number of Test wickets taken).
Nathan Lyon: Domestic career
Nathan Lyon’s career began as a teenager when he moved to Canberra to play in juniors (U18, U19). He made his debut for the University of Canberra CC, after which he continued to play in clubs in the western district. Garry’s professional development began at the Comets, where he spent from 2008 to 2011. The entire coaching staff of the team appreciated Lyon’s skill, but the athlete continued his further career in South Australia and Adelaide Strikers.
Nathan then returned to New South Wales and the Sydney Sixers, for which he continues to play to this day. He signed a contract to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as a replacement for John Hastings. In the same year, he became a participant in the toast scandal in the locker room: the reason for this was a fire and its extinguishing by the rescue services, which stopped the game for 30 minutes.
A Lyon deal with one of the English cricket clubs was supposed to be signed in 2020, but COVID-19 did not allow it to be completed. The player had to terminate the preliminary contract.
Nathan Lyon: International Career
Internationally, Lyon made his international debut on July 26, 2011 against Sri Lanka, but only took his first wicket on September 1. He played the first Test against New Zealand in a home match at Gabba on December 1, 2011. In the first serve he scored 4/69 and 3/19 in the second exit. This result (7/88) is still the best in the Test for the Australian bowler.
“Garry” was named a player in the series during the Border Gavaskar Trophy Test on December 13, 2014 against India. He was also selected to compete in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, but was subsequently replaced by Xavier Doherty. The Australian became the most productive wicket invader in the same game, finishing his 142nd in a row in June 2015.
Lyon made his international debut in a T20 match against India on January 29, 2016. He took part in an Australian tour of India in 2017. He took 8/50 in the second Test match, finishing with an excellent performance, which allowed Lyon to become the 8th bowler (after Shane Warne) and the 2nd Australian spinner to pass the 250 Test of Wickets. The athlete achieved this result on August 27, 2017.
Nathan traveled with the national team to Bangladesh in September 2017, where a series of Test matches took place. The Australian managed to play in the series with 13/154 statistic, which was the game’s key moment, which ended in Australia’s favor.
In general, 2017 can be called quite a successful year for Nathan Lyon, apart from the 15% fine for violating the ICC code of conduct. Despite this, the Australian finished the season with 63 wickets. And the series against South Africa played in Durban on March 6, 2018, became a borderline for Nathan in her career – the 300th control wicket was reached.
Nathan Lyon: personal life
Nathan Lyon is currently divorced (2017). Two children from a previous marriage to Mel Waring. The breakup was triggered by Lyon’s betrayal with real estate agent Emma McCarthy. Moreover, photos of the player’s infidelity were published in all Australian tabloids.
Nathan is campaigning in support of the state government to prevent drunk driving.