Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon is all gearing up for the gruelling four-match Test series against India, likely playing as the sole specialist spinner for the hosts. Nathan Lyon, who has the majority of his career wickets against India, was the highest wicket-taker for the hosts the last time both sides lock horns. While the 33-year old was lethal the previous time, he could go a level up this time around.
Nathan Lyon has been the first-choice spinner for Australia since nearly a decade now. With 390 wickets so far, the New South Wales spinner is the highest wicket-taker for Australia amongst off-spinners. Of the 390 victims, Lyon has 85 against India alongside seven fifers and one ten-wicket haul at 32.60. He has also dismissed Virat Kohli seven times in Test cricket, which would be a significant factor ahead of the series.
Nathan Lyon revealed that he keeps working on his bowling and excited about delivering his mystery ball in Adelaide with the pink cherry. The veteran off-spinner underlined that he is yet to come up with a name for it and hopefully have it before the first Test of the series.
“I’m always working on my bowling. I was working on it last night. I’m excited about bowling it in Adelaide. I haven’t come up with a name for it yet, but I’m in the process with that. So, well see when we get to it. Hopefully, we’ll have a name, just before the first Test I reckon,” Lyon said as quoted by Times of India.
I enjoy the atmosphere bowling in the day-night Test here in Adelaide: Nathan Lyon
The 96-Test veteran adores the atmosphere of the day-night Test loves to bowl in Adelaide, lauding the curator Damien for doing a fantastic job on the wicket. Lyon went on to hail Indian team, which he regards one of the best sides to play spin-bowling; hence, it always is a challenge and he wants it against some of the best players of spin.
“I enjoy bowling with any ball. I enjoy the atmosphere bowling in the day-night Test here in Adelaide. I think the wicket here in Adelaide is probably the best in the world. Damien has done a fantastic job. I’ve always enjoyed playing against India. They’re obviously some of the best players in the world, especially against spin. So it’s always a big challenge, and I want to challenge myself against the best players of spin bowling,” he added.