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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
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Sydney
Nathan Lyon,Australia vs England,T20
Nathan Lyon played a big role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes win over England, playing in all five Tests and taking 21 wickets at 29.23.(Twitter )

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.

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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.

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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