After my first 10 Tests and 46 wickets, Bob Simpson came to me and said, "Where's your arm ball? Nathan Lyon. When you bowl to a right-hander, your off-side field is vital; conversely, when operating to a left-hander, your on-side field is paramount. Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has lofty plans to join a select few greats to snare 500 Test wickets, with India the next team in his sights. A word of warning: take care with whom you talk offspin, because I've seen the nonsense going on at the Centre of Excellence, where spinners are wired to music. Spin the ball hard, mix up the pace, follow your instincts. Vettori does bowl the one-finger arm-ball, which looks impressive but rarely gets good players out. ", I replied: "Arm ball? I showed Daniel Vettori and Swann the method of bowling a square spinner. (AP) When Nathan Lyon was 18, he nearly lost his eyes. A ball with more over-spin on it may turn in a little, but not as much as the batsman expects, and that gives you a better chance of getting an outside edge. As offies we are trying to get the right-hand batsman to hit against the spin to the off side, and left-handers to the on side. NEW DELHI: Watching Australia's Nathan Lyon bowl and pick wickets using flight, bounce and traditional off-spin is a delight, says Harbhajan Singh, the second most successful off-spinner in Test history. More specifically, he will welcome the return of Starc's heavy boots to the bowling crease. Ashley Mallett took 132 Tests wickets in 38 Tests for Australia. Aakash Chopra reckons Nathan Lyon is a better bowler than Ravi Ashwin in Tests. Fact or myth: Does twilight really make a difference in day-night Tests? When that happens, there is a potential catch. When you get it right, the ball looks like an offbreak but appears to have less purchase on it. You will find that subtle changes of pace, allied to your hard-spun deliveries will help break the rhythm of the batsman and bring you more wickets more often. I love the way you spin up on the attacking line against the right-handers. Warne needed his straight midwicket to work a similar strategy. The slogging right-hander is in and you know he'll hit with the tide and try to win the game with a six. Watching Australia’s Nathan Lyon bowl and pick wickets using flight, bounce and traditional off-spin is a delight, says Harbhajan Singh, the second most successful off-spinner in Test history. Adelaide [Australia], December 14 (ANI): Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has said that he likes to keep things simple and he does not make any changes to … Nathan Lyon, Self: Good Food America. Nathan Lyon has a better track record against left-handed batsmen in Tests than he does while bowling to the right-handers. Why? Spin the ball hard, mix up the pace, follow your instincts. Current age 33 years 5 days. Keep going as you are: your method of bowling offbreaks is a joy to watch. ", He eyeballed me and in his laconic Yorkshire accent announced: "We lose!". Jun 27, 2020; No one could pick Saqlain Mushtaq’s doosra: Harbhajan Singh. Aussie Test star Nathan Lyon has set himself a target of more than 500 wickets as he edges towards his 100th match in the baggy green. As long as you bowl hard-spun, dipping offies on a line of middle stump, the batsman needs to take a huge risk to hit against the spin. The great Australian opening batsman showed me the way to hold the ball, running your index finger down the seam. Full name Nathan Michael Lyon. 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Keep spinning hard and follow your instincts. Home/India Tour Of Australia 2020-21/ Nathan Lyon Unhappy With Virat Kohli For Skipping Test Series India Tour Of Australia 2020-21 Anshuman Roy Follow on Twitter November 11, 2020 Read More Yuvraj Singh named in Punjab's 30-man probables' list for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Nathan Lyon has played just two T20Is till date, and they came within 33 months of each other. "I bowl offbreaks. You have to give a bit to get a bit, and mate, you do that instinctively. Swann got Marcus North a few times with that delivery, and he uses it a lot; he rarely resorts to the one-finger swinger that Simmo was banging on to me about. Sydney, December 14. That line, because of the manner in which the ball is coming towards the batsman, hard-spun and dipping, will make it tough for the best left-handers to play you. Nathan Lyon, plying that old-fashioned, taken-for-granted trade of off-spin should this summer raise two milestones, which look good on paper but positively glisten when you look at … Nathan Lyon hasn't missed a Test since the Ashes tour of 2013. 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There are precious few people in Australia who really know much about offspin bowling. Against the left-handers you need to bowl a straighter line, that is, middle, middle and leg, so that if they miss you might hit off stump. One ball to go and six to win. 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In 96 Test matches, he has scalped 390 wickets at an average of 31.59, including eighteen 5-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket tallies. ": Sergio Perez Bids Tearful Racing Point Farewell, Serie A: Napoli Get First Win In Stadio Maradona As Inter Milan Retake Second Spot, Indian Super League: Bengaluru FC Defeat Error-Prone Kerala Blasters 4-2, Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur Let Points Slip Away In 1-1 Draw At Crystal Palace, Liverpool vs. Fulham: Premier League live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds, Diogo Jota Out For Up To Two Months In Fresh Injury Blow For Liverpool, Abu Dhabi GP: "Destroyed" By COVID-19 Effects, Lewis Hamilton Says "Glad Race All Over", Australia vs India: Steve Smith Enjoys "Little Downtime" Ahead Of Test Series vs India. Nathan Lyon has been very effective with the pink ball, taking 28 wickets at an average of under 26 which is lower than his overall career average of over 31. I think, too, that Michael Clarke is in the Chappell-Taylor mould. What happens if the undercutter you bowl doesn't leave the right-hander, but spins in from the off? Nathan Lyon will welcome Mitchell Starc's return into the Australian camp on Monday following compassionate leave ahead of the Test series against India. Breaking News : First Dune movie image shows Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Breaking News : A Goofy Movie star Bill Farmer discusses the film’s 25th anniversary, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott are a couple again, Amtabh Bachchan gets surprise gift from friend, a vintage Ford Prefect (See Pics), Holi has seldom been a happy occasion in Bollywood. Because we need to cover the straight-bat shots with a straight midwicket and deepish mid-on. He said that he has been “working quite hard” on bowling to right-handers, since the entire Indian top-order composes of right-handed batsmen, including Test batting connoisseurs like Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. If you played under Bill Lawry, as I did first up in my career, and went for a few runs in your first over, that might be your lot for the day. ... a doosra would probably be superfluous as it might beat the bat of any right-hander by a mile. I speak regularly with Graeme Swann about offspin in general, and lines. I have no hesitation in saying that you are the best Australian offie I've seen in nearly 30 years. Adelaide: Nathan Lyon believes the Australian bowling attack is older, wiser and better than it was two years ago when India won a test series Down Under for the first time. Like Shane Warne, when first brought on to bowl I simply bowled my stock ball, hard-spun and at slightly different paces, to ensure that I stayed in the attack. I put it to him: "Jim, the opposition are nine down. Offspinner Nathan Lyon has refused top divulge any information regarding the plans Australia bowlers have made to deal with a star-studded India batting line-up led by captain Virat Kohli. But he has hardly any T20I numbers to speak of. Nathan Lyon's ex-partner Mel Waring has put rumours of a bitterness to bed with a sweet snap showing their children preparing Father's Day presents for the cricket star. It is the offspinner's equivalent of the legbreak bowler's slider, which is pushed out of the front of the hand. “Nathan Lyon and Moeen Ali still need to prove themselves but Ashwin is a world-class bowler and is bowling superbly at the moment,” Saqlain told reporters at the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Born November 20, 1987, Young, New South Wales . Spin hard, drive up and over your braced front leg with a high bowling arm and you can defeat the best batsmen on any track, anywhere, anytime. Nathan Lyon (third right) celebrates dismissing Stuart Broad in England’s second innings. Nathan Lyon is 10 wickets short of 400 Test scalps. Looking back at my own career, each time I got Clive Lloyd out was when I bowled over the wicket. Sometimes the right-hand batsman can snick an offbreak to first slip simply because he has allowed for greater turn in towards him. Nathan Lyon is an Australian cricketer. And for a bloke like you, who really spins and bounces your stock offbreak, a doosra would probably be superfluous as it might beat the bat of any right-hander by a mile. 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We talk about change of pace, and about operating to attacking lines and always spinning hard. His square spinner gets him wickets. The field would applaud, so too the captain, but the batsman would survive because moral victories don't count in your wicket tally. What's that, Simmo?". They're not used to it, and it is a good variation in itself. You could hear the ball buzz when he delivered it. He tries to make things happen and he definitely has a rapport with your style and skill and will back you. Nathan Lyon; Nathan Lyon: Australian spinner is eyeing off 500 wickets foxsports.com.au - Russell Gould. He meant dropping or dipping the ball, so you do the batsman in the air and the ball hits higher on his bat than he wants it to. Memo to Nathan Lyon. He holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an Australian off-spin bowler, after passing Hugh Trumble's 141 wickets in 2015. Ian Chappell took 17 catches off me in Tests, mostly at first slip, and most of those were the result of my getting more over-spin on those particular deliveries, while the batsmen allowed for a greater breadth of turn. Injury-ravaged it might be but senior off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels that the current Australian team is … Nathan Lyon talks cricket.com.au through how he goes about off spin, including some tips for aspiring spinners. Nathan Lyon has undoubtedly been Australia’s best-ever off-spinner. The best offie I saw was Erapalli Prasanna, the little Indian bowler. The great old leggie Clarrie Grimmett, who got Don Bradman plenty of times in his long career, told me to spin up and rely heavily on my stock ball: if you bowl hard-spun offbreaks on an attacking line and change your pace, you will get wickets. Against the left-handers you simply have to have a straight midwicket. 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