News – Cricket: Nathan Lyon’s corker to bowl Chris Woakes on day 2 of the first Ashes test.
- Cricket: Nathan Lyon’s corker to bowl Chris Woakes on day 2 of the first Ashes test.
- NATHAN Lyon started the year trying to mimic Test cricket’s No.1 bowler.
- Former Australian great Stuart MacGill has declared Lyon has surpassed Indian master Ravi Ashwin’s standing as the game’s premier spinner, and the stats show there is nothing outlandish about the claim.
- Lyon has already taken 48 wickets at a measly average of just 22 runs per breakthrough this year, and that is from two Test matches less (8) than what it’s taken Ashwin to claim 44 poles.
- ASHES LIVE: Follow the first Test hereBy Christmas, Lyon could be crowned the leading wicket taker in all of Test cricket for this calendar year, an astonishing achievement for an off-spinner who started 2017 with serious doubt cast over his ability to fire in sub-continental conditions.