Lyon backs himself to turn it around

Following a bruising examination by Pakistan’s batsmen, Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has returned to the nets, pledging to try some new things after hard lessons in the Middle East.


Published: Thu 13 Nov 2014, 11:04 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:11 PM

The 26-year-old, who worked with Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan in the lead-up to prepare for the slow pitches in the UAE, managed three wickets from the 2-0 series defeat to Pakistan, each coming at a cost of 140.66 runs.

Although hardly the sole culprit in the Australian attack — paceman Peter Siddle managed two wickets at 108.50 runs apiece — Lyon has found himself again defending his status as Australia’s lead spinner, a position he has become all-too-familiar with over a 35-test career.

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