Nathan Lyon, Australia spinner, to captain Prime Minister’s XI against England
Australia’s Nathan Lyon will lead the Prime Minister’s XI to face England in a T20 game at Canberra’s Manuka Oval next month.cricket Updated: Jan 20, 2018 15:42 IST
Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a T20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday.
Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23.
Lyon is Australia’s most successful off-spinner with 290 Test wickets.
“It’s a tremendous honour to be selected to captain the Prime Minister’s XI and captain alongside the likes of past greats including Brett Lee, Michael Hussey and Ricky Ponting,” Lyon said.
Former Test wicket-keeper Brad Haddin will coach the PM XI for the match at Manuka Oval on February 2.
Cricket Australia also confirmed that the match will become a T20 double-header, with the ICC’s 15th-ranked Hong Kong to take on an ACT XI at Manuka Oval on the same day.
First Published: Jan 20, 2018 09:46 IST