Last Update on: June 14th, 2023 at 10:49 am
The much-hyped Ashes 2023 is all set to commence on 16th June (Friday). Once again the onus will be on the shrewd spinner Nathan Lyon to provide breakthroughs at the crucial junctions of the match. Nathan Lyon has been the silent assassin over the past decade.
Aussies would be eager to end the drought of 22 years and win an Ashes series after 2001. There would be huge expectations from Pat Cummins’ led side after winning the ICC World Test championship mace 2021-23 against India convincingly.
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Aussies will have to bring their ‘A’ game if they want to outclass England’s ultra-attacking approach ‘Bazball’. The management will have to carefully manage the workload of Starc, Hazlewood & Cummins as the side doesn’t have like-for-like replacements.
England hasn’t retained the Urn since the 2015 Ashes which was attained under the leadership of the then-skipper Alastair Cook. All eyes would be on Ben Stokes, the all-rounder is expected to bowl in 1st Test match as he adds variety to the attack.
Shane Warne was becoming someone like Richie Benaud – Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon was having an interaction with ESPNcricinfo and said that the side would miss Shane Warne and compared him with Richie Benaud behind the mic. Nathan Lyon pointed out that Shane Warne would be missed every day in the cricket world.
“It’s going to be very different and have sadness around it, not hearing his voice. He was becoming someone like Richie Benaud behind the mic, with the knowledge that he was able to pass to us and also the public,” said Nathan Lyon.
“He will be missed like he’s missed every day in the cricket world, but hopefully as Australian cricketers and Australian spinners, we can go out there and make him proud,” he added.