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Nathan Lyon Looks to go Beyond 500 Test Wickets

Australia”s premier spinner Nathan Lyon has missed the adrenaline rush of Test cricket whereas he was away from the sport because of the COVID-19 pandemic however says the break has rekindled his need to transcend 500 wickets within the format. Lyon, who’s simply 4 video games wanting enjoying 100 Tests, has captured 390 wickets up to now, essentially the most by any Australian off-spinner.

  • PTI
  • Updated: November 20, 2020, 12:07 PM IST

Australia’s premier spinner Nathan Lyon has missed the adrenaline rush of Test cricket whereas he was away from the sport because of the COVID-19 pandemic however says the break has rekindled his need to transcend 500 wickets within the format. Lyon, who’s simply 4 video games wanting enjoying 100 Tests, has captured 390 wickets up to now, essentially the most by any Australian off-spinner.

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“I still feel I’m getting better and still feel like I’ve got a lot of cricket to offer Cricket Australia,” Lyon, who turns 33 on Friday (November 20), was quoted as saying by foxsports. “Definitely 500 and beyond is on my radar.” Lyon will turn into simply the 10th participant in Australian historical past to succeed in 100 Tests, within the fourth and closing match towards India in Brisbane early subsequent yr.

The veteran spinner final performed a Test in January this yr earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut down cricket throughout the globe. He says the break has made him hungrier to carry out. “Probably it’s driven my love for the game,” Lyon stated. “Without having the ability to play the sport that you just love a lot and never having the ability to play that repeatedly that is pushed my ardour to get on the market and that starvation to carry out effectively once more.

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“The most I’ve missed is that strain that comes together with enjoying Test cricket. Missing that adrenaline.” Lyon has snapped 9 wickets in three video games for New South Wales this season. India’s tour begins on November 27 with three ODIs and as many T20Is earlier than the four-Test collection begins in Adelaide on December 17.



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