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India's Ravichandran Ashwin stretches during play on day four of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)

'Lowest I've felt in life after 2018': Ashwin on 'insensitive' comparisons

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:47 AM IST
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin off-spinner opened up on comparisons with Australian counterpart Nathan Lyon, calling the parallels drawn after the 2018-19 series an 'insensitive one'.
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Ajinkya Rahane presents signed jersey to Nathan Lyon(Screeengrab)
Ajinkya Rahane presents signed jersey to Nathan Lyon(Screeengrab)

WATCH: Rahane presents signed Indian jersey to Lyon for playing 100th Test

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:58 AM IST
Towards the end of the presentation, India stand-in captain Rahane called Australia off-spinner to the podium to present him a signed Indian Test jersey. Rahane said it was to honour Lyon for playing his 100th Test for Australia.
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Washington Sundar hits a no-look six off Nathan Lyon(Screengrab/cricket.com.au Twitter)
Washington Sundar hits a no-look six off Nathan Lyon(Screengrab/cricket.com.au Twitter)

WATCH: Sundar hits a no-look six off Lyon to send commentators into a frenzy

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:55 PM IST
India vs Australia: The commentators enjoyed Washington Sundar's no-look six a lot. Former England medium-pacer Isa Guha was the first one to spot the no-look shot on-air.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon, left, is congratulated by teammate's Matthew Wade and Marnus Labuschagne, left, after taking the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma during play on day two of the fourth cricket Test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon, left, is congratulated by teammate's Matthew Wade and Marnus Labuschagne, left, after taking the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma during play on day two of the fourth cricket Test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(AP)

'Pant always tries to smash me, looking forward to bowl at him': Nathan Lyon

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Nathan Lyon, in his 100th Test, said he was looking forward to bowl at Rishabh Pant who hit him for three fours and three sixes in the last Test in Sydney on his way to a match-changing 97-run inning.
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Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates victory in the change rooms after day four of the Third Test Match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 06, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)
Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates victory in the change rooms after day four of the Third Test Match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 06, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)

A Groundsman's Tale: Nathan Lyon's journey to greatness and 100 Test matches

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:48 PM IST
  • Not much was expected of him, until Lyon picked up the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara with his very first delivery in Test cricket.
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R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon ahead of the 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Getty)
R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon ahead of the 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Getty)

Muralitharan picks between Ashwin and Lyon to get to 800 Test wickets

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:44 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: With 377 and 396 wickets respectively, Ashwin and Lyon are the two premier Test spinners of the current era, but do either of them have what it takes to get to Muralitharan's feat of 800 Test wickets?
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Nathan Lyon appeals(Getty)
Nathan Lyon appeals(Getty)

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon looks forward to his 100th Test at bouncy Gabba

By Sanjjeev K Samyal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 09:53 AM IST
  • India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon has been in blistering form in India-Australia Test series; 23 wickets in 2014-15, 19 in 2016-17 and 21 in 2018-19.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon reacts after an appeal for LBW against India's Cheteshwar Pujara on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon reacts after an appeal for LBW against India's Cheteshwar Pujara on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground(AP)

Lyon says ‘no advantage’ to Australia against injury-stricken India in Brisbane

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels that the hosts won’t have any advantage while playing against an injury-ravaged Indian side
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India's Mohammed Siraj speaks to the umpire as the game was halted after allegedly some remarks were made by the spectators on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground(AFP)
India's Mohammed Siraj speaks to the umpire as the game was halted after allegedly some remarks were made by the spectators on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground(AFP)

‘If the time is right to call in match officials you do it’, says Nathan Lyon

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:47 AM IST
During a virtual presser on Wednesday, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon said that Mohammed Siraj has set a new standard for calling out poor crowd behaviour.
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Rishabh Pant hits Nathan Lyon(ICC/Twitter)
Rishabh Pant hits Nathan Lyon(ICC/Twitter)

Rishabh Pant takes Nathan Lyon apart, Twitter flooded with memes

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Rishabh Pant scored at a strike rate of 79 against Lyon in the first session of Day 5 in the India vs Australia 3rd Test in Sydney. He faced 48 balls from the Australian off-spinner and scored 38 runs.
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Photo of Marnus Labuschagne (L) and Steve Smith (R)(Twitter)
Photo of Marnus Labuschagne (L) and Steve Smith (R)(Twitter)

‘We do get on well and love talking about the game’, Steve Smith opens up on his ‘bromance’ with Marnus Labuschagne

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Taking their friendship to another level, 7Cricket online shared a video were some of the Australian cricketers expressed their views on the Smith-Labuschagne ‘bromance’.
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Australia's Cameron Green, left, talks with teammate Nathan Lyon during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
Australia's Cameron Green, left, talks with teammate Nathan Lyon during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)

‘He is an X-factor’: Nathan Lyon heaps praise on ‘world-class batter’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:18 PM IST
The fourth Test is scheduled to be held in Brisbane from January 15, but Lyon added his team is currently focussed on the third match, which will be played in Sydney from January 7.
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Photo of Australian pace bowler James Pattinson(Twitter)
Photo of Australian pace bowler James Pattinson(Twitter)

India vs Australia: James Pattinson ruled out of Sydney Test with bruised ribs

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:16 PM IST
With Pattinson ruled out of the penultimate Test of the four-match series, Michael Neser has only Sean Abbott to compete with for a spot in the playing XI.
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Nathan Lyon names Virat Kohli’s replacements in the Indian side(Twitter)
Nathan Lyon names Virat Kohli’s replacements in the Indian side(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘They have been exceptional’ - Nathan Lyon names Virat Kohli’s replacements in India’s side

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:23 AM IST
India may still be scratching their heads to fill some big holes in its XI - the biggest one being created by the departure of Virat Kohli, who was flown back home for the birth of first child - Australia spinner Nathan Lyon said India have got enough players to fill in the “big hole” left by talismanic skipper.
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Photo of Australian spinner Nathan Lyon (L) and Indian spinner R Ashwin (R)(HT Collage)
Photo of Australian spinner Nathan Lyon (L) and Indian spinner R Ashwin (R)(HT Collage)

India vs Australia: ‘We’re similar in a way but very different,’ Lyon says he can’t compare himself to R Ashwin

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Nathan Lyon said that both of them – he and Ashwin – are yet different type of bowlers. Hence, comparison shouldn’t be made between the two.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon, left center, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara for 43 runs during their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon, left center, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara for 43 runs during their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.(AP)

India will come out firing, their batsmen will attack me once again: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:58 AM IST
India vs Australia: Brushing India’s 36 all out as ‘one of those days’, Lyon said they are not expecting to go out and bowl India out for 50 again in the second Test in Melbourne starting on December 26.
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R Ashwin prefers sticking to his own style of bowling(Getty Images)
R Ashwin prefers sticking to his own style of bowling(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘Nobody asks batsmen to go and watch how Smith bats and replicate it,’ R Ashwin on whether he considers bowling like Nathan Lyon

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:54 AM IST
India vs Australia: Ashwin weighed on the possibility of him trying to bowl like Lyon on a Moeen Ali in order to get the best results, saying although there is a huge score to learn from his peers, everyone is different in their own ways and the off-spinner is comfortable sticking to his bag of tricks.
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Virat Kohli is run out(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli is run out(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘Kohli’s run out was massive,’ says Nathan Lyon

By Press Trust of India | Adelaide
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:14 PM IST
India vs Australia: India looked pretty settled at 188 for three after electing to bat in the series-opener when a terrible mix-up between Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli resulted in run out of the Indian captain, who made 74. When the day’s proceedings ended, India were 233 for six.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon (C) celebrates his wicket of Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara with teammates during the day one of the first cricket Test match between Australia and India in Adelaide.(AFP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon (C) celebrates his wicket of Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara with teammates during the day one of the first cricket Test match between Australia and India in Adelaide.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon dismisses Cheteshwar Pujara for 10th time in Test cricket

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Day-night Test: The dismissal reaffirmed Pujara’s status as a Test match bunny of Lyon as this was the 10th time he had been dismissed by Lyon in the longest format.
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Thermal image of appeal for a catch against Virat Kohli on Day 1 of Adelaide Test against Australia.(Twitter/Cricket.com.au)
Thermal image of appeal for a catch against Virat Kohli on Day 1 of Adelaide Test against Australia.(Twitter/Cricket.com.au)

Day-Night Test Day 1: Did Tim Paine miss a trick by not taking DRS as hot spot shows mark on Virat Kohli glove?

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:07 PM IST
India vs Australia: Had Paine taken the review, there could have been a chance that Kohli might have been given out if technology had supported the appeal and found enough evidence to over turn the on-field umpire’s decision.
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Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon(Action Images via Reuters)

‘Can’t reveal my plans for Indians to read about’: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon ahead of India vs Australia Tests

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:46 AM IST
While Nathan Lyon didn’t reveal his gamelan but did mention that the whole team is in a better head space even though it will be missing key players like David Warner due to injury.
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R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon(Getty Images)
R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon(Getty Images)

A spin battle in the shadows of the fast and furious

By Sanjjeev K Samyal/N Ananthanarayanan | Mumbai/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Australia is the mainly the playground of genuine quicks and batsmen who can counter fire with fire, with positive stroke-play. The combative Ashwin though will hope to engage in a meaningful spin battle with seasoned off-spin rival Nathan Lyon.
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Cheteshwar Pujara(Twitter/BCCI)
Cheteshwar Pujara(Twitter/BCCI)

India vs Australia: Past glory does not matter to me, says Cheteshwar Pujara

By Rasesh Mandani | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara can be deaf to attempts to rile him. His unhurried walk to square-leg, making no eye contact as he settles in his stance and the monk-like focus allows him to play the next ball on its merit. “I think sledging is overrated. It’s irrelevant,” he says.
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Nathan Lyon in the nets.(Getty Images)
Nathan Lyon in the nets.(Getty Images)

2nd T20I: Australia add Nathan Lyon to squad, fret over Aaron Finch’s fitness against India

By Reuters | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Off-spinner Lyon replaced all-rounder Cameron Green, who has been released from the squad to play for Australia A.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon appeals for the wicket of England's Joe Denly before going to a review which deemed Denly not out Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Nathan Lyon appeals for the wicket of England's Joe Denly before going to a review which deemed Denly not out Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra(Action Images via Reuters)

Want to go beyond 500 Test wickets: Nathan Lyon

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The veteran spinner last played a Test in January this year before the Covid-19 pandemic shut down cricket across the globe. He says the break has made him hungrier to perform.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon, left, is congratulated by skipper Tim Paine after he took five wickets in India's first innings in the second cricket test between Australia and India in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon, left, is congratulated by skipper Tim Paine after he took five wickets in India's first innings in the second cricket test between Australia and India in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘Just because Virat Kohli’s not there doesn’t mean Australia get the trophy’ - Nathan Lyon

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Nathan Lyon said it is disappointing that Virat Kohli will miss the major part of the Test series but was quick to point out the firepower in India’s batting department.
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Mitchell Swepson in action for Queensland.(Getty Images)
Mitchell Swepson in action for Queensland.(Getty Images)

‘Their whole batting line-up is world-class’: Uncapped Australia spinner ready for India challenge

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Nathan Lyon is the premier spinner of the side but young Mitchell Swepson is ready for the challenge if given an opportunity against a ‘world-class’ Indian batting line-up.
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Off-spinner Nathan Lyon in his bowling stride.(Getty Images)
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon in his bowling stride.(Getty Images)

‘He is the best player in the world:’ Nathan Lyon says Australia won’t let guard down in Virat Kohli’s absence

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 01:55 PM IST
Even though Virat Kohli will miss three Tests against Australia, Nathan Lyon and the Australian team is not taking their foot off the pedal.
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Steve Smith of Australia shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India(Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
Steve Smith of Australia shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India(Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Smith at No.3, Kohli at 4; three quicks: Josh Hazlewood picks his India-Australia combined Test XI

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Ahead of India’s tour to Australia in December this year, Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood picked his combined Test with players from both the sides.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon appeals for a wicket.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Nathan Lyon appeals for a wicket.(Action Images via Reuters)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon, who has played a big part in the Test matches over the last decade, has put this rivalry next to the traditional Ashes.
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