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  • Nathan Lyon knew about WC squad exclusion before Test series 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon Wednesday revealed he knew Cricket Australia's decision of keeping him out of the World Cup squad even before the start of the Border-Gavaskar Test series against India. "I basically got told before the Test series started (he wouldn't be in the World Cup squad). So I...
  • Xavier Doherty under pressure to perform in World Cup January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia's left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty, on Wednesday, said he was feeling under pressure to prove that his World Cup selection ahead of Nathan Lyon will not be seen as a mistake. The 32-year-old was selected in Australia's 15-member World Cup squad ahead of Lyon amid a lot of speculation. "It's a...
  • Stat Attack: Nathan Lyon's best and worst come together January 10, 2015

    Australia gave India another scare before drawing the fourth Test at Sydney on Saturday to complete a 2-0 series win, which saw the home offspinner Nathan Lyon give his best performance in a series and also earning the dubious distinction of conceding 100 runs or more in a series six...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • Virat Kohli becomes 2nd Indian to score 500 in a Test series in Australia January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Captain Virat Kohli, on Thursday, became the second Indian batsman to score 500 runs in a Test series in Australia during the fourth and final match at the SCG. Kohli, who came into the match with 499 runs from the three earlier matches of the series, reached that landmark by...
  • Indian spinners not too impressive: Brad Hogg December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels that the absence of an attacking spin bowler in the Indian side is hurting the visiting team's chances in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia. Hogg said lack of quality in India's spin department is probably one of the key reasons why Australia have...
  • Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job December 22, 2014

    Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job". India were at the receiving end of at least five contentious calls in the first two...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours by reaching 311 for 4...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist December 16, 2014

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • Australian media laud Lyon after thrilling Test win December 14, 2014

    Sydney: Australian media on Sunday hailed off-spinner Nathan Lyon for his match-winning performance in the first Adelaide Test against India and ranked his achievements alongside bowling great Shane Warne. The 27-year-old claimed seven wickets in India's second innings and 12 for the match to take the home side to a thrilling...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India December 13, 2014

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • Kohli, Pujara give befitting reply to Australia's mammoth total December 11, 2014

    The first two days of the Brisbane Test saw Australia take matters in their own hands and dominate the proceedings. The start of Day 3 was not much of a surprise as the hosts declared overnight at 517 for 7 and the Indian openers had their work cut out with...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • I'll look to exploit footmarks left by Ishant: Nathan Lyon December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first cricket Test. The 27-year-old Lyon bowled a brilliant spell of spin through the day, troubling Indian batsmen,...
  • Kohli bouncer to help players past Hughes shock: Nathan Lyon December 11, 2014

    A Mitchell Johnson bouncer that struck India captain Virat Kohli on the helmet during the first Test on Thursday might actually help players get past the shock of Phillip Hughes' death, according to Australia spinner Nathan Lyon. After taking the wicket of opener Murali Vijay before lunch on day three at...
  • Debate on Decision Review System rages on December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: The use of Decision Review System (DRS) has been a hot topic of discussion since Indian team's refusal to use it. It once again came in to the limelight on the third day of the first Commonwealth Bank Test between India and Australia on Thursday. According to Cricket Australia (CA)...
  • Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill said on Tuesday that even though Ravichandran Ashwin is India's premier spinner, Karn Sharma's inclusion in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia is justified. "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Ashwin has got a tremendous record in the...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Australian cricket team December 6, 2014

    Analysis of Australia squad before the four-Test against India, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER David Warner will be one of the first names on the team sheet after a brilliant year in which he has scored 1,199 Test runs at 74.93. India will not have forgotten the 69-ball century he...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Nathan Lyon relishes work with master Muttiah Muralitharan July 11, 2014

    Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon said on Friday his work with Muttiah Muralitharan has been hugely beneficial and can only make him a better bowler. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and has agreed to join the Australian coaching team more formally for their series...
  • Nathan Lyon joins Australia A squad against India A July 10, 2014

    Melbourne: Off spinner Nathan Lyon has been added to the Australia A squad ahead of the second and final fourday match against India A, starting on Sunday in Brisbane. "Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some First Class cricket in preparation for Australia's...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • 2nd Test: Australia take late wickets, South Africa 214 for 5 on Day 1 February 20, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Australia showed patience on a sluggish pitch to take two late wickets and reclaim control over South Africa on the first day of the second Test on Thursday. Spinners Nathan Lyon, who took 2 for 47, and Steve Smith removed Dean Elgar for 83 and Quinton de Kock cheaply...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's halfcentury sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's nearflawless 115 and a 128run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...