‘Getting up there’: Aussie spin great Nathan Lyon compares India series to Ashes

‘Getting up there’: Aussie spin great Nathan Lyon compares India series to Ashes

The battle between India and Australia has undoubtedly turned out to be essentially the most fascinating one in modern-day Check cricket. Ever since Sourav Ganguly’s Indian crew stopped Steve Waugh’s all-conquering Australian crew in 2001, the rivalry between the 2 groups and the gamers have gone up a number of notches.

Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon, who has performed an enormous half within the Check matches over the past decade, has put this rivalry subsequent to the standard Ashes. Whereas chatting with reporters Lyon mentioned that the Aussies had been outplayed by the Indians on the final tour and they’re ready to get the file straight when India comes calling later this 12 months.

“You by no means like dropping collection or video games of cricket for Australia,” Lyon was quoted as telling reporters by sportingnews.com

“India a few years in the past, they outplayed us.

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“However we’re trying ahead to having these guys come right here, it’s getting up there to the top collection alongside the Ashes.

“They’ve bought a facet filled with superstars and it’s going to be an incredible problem this Australian summer time after they get out right here,” he mentioned.

Lyon is essentially the most profitable Australian bowler in opposition to India in Exams and that too by miles. He has 85 wickets to his title in 18 Exams in opposition to the Indians at a mean of 32.60.

Speaking about how he has been practising within the lockdown, Lyon mentioned, “I haven’t had a pre-season, that is principally my first winter in ten years.”

“It’s thrilling to be dwelling and simply to be round all of the boys right here and all of the rookies as nicely making an attempt to cross on slightly bit of information.

“Have I began bowling? I’ve been doing a little bit of bowling-coaching with younger Ben Manenti from the Sydney Sixers, so I’ve been bowling with him a good bit over the past three to 4 weeks.

“I’ve began, it’s not on a regular basis stuff nevertheless it’s coming alongside nicely although,” he added.

Australia are set to play their subsequent Check match in opposition to Afghanistan in November earlier than locking horns with India


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