Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has backed Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin over the ongoing controversy related to the pitch in Ahmedabad. There has been a raging debate over the nature of the surface after the India-England pink-ball Test ended in under two days, with spinners from both sides running riot. A number of former England cricketers including Michael Vaughan and Monty Panesar have hit out at India over the pitch prepared for the third Test.
India’s No.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara reckons that Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who dismissed him for the 10th time in Test cricket, has displayed tremendous improvement as a bowler in the last four-five years.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has agreed that the injury -- a split callus -- on the inside of his right index finger affected his bowling performance during the second innings of second Test at Bengaluru
Virat Kohli had promised India wouldn't repeat their Pune performance at Bengaluru. They did perform better, but only just. If Steve O'Keefe was the hero at Pune, this time it was Nathan Lyon's turn to dazzle.
Australia went into the Test series against Sri Lanka as favourites, and performed very much to expectations on the opening day of the first Test at Pallekele. Winning the toss was about the only thing that Angelo Mathews did right on a tough Tuesday