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Old 07-27-2019, 05:58 AM
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Location: Sydney, Australia
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Lyon is Australia’s most successful finger spinner.
It’s a skill Aussies have an uneasy relationship with, like the classic medium pacer, the stereotypical work horses of English county cricket.

Australian spinners are (usually) wrist spinners who bowl a few overs in the first innings and then are expected to turn ‘em square on a deteriorating pitch and bowl the team to a win.

McGill rather than Warne.

Lyon doesn’t do that. Even on deteriorating pitches.
What he can do is get top order wickets in the first session of a Test.
He gets his wickets more with bounce than spin. He fields well and doesn’t give his wicket away.
100% honest performer who has simply earn his place amongst the first picked.