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Australian spinner Nathan Lyon finally opened up about the remark of England pacer Ollie Robinson during the 1st test of the Ashes Series, where he stated that Australia has got three No. 11s in their playing 11. The England pacer’s comments came after picking up Australia’s last three wickets for just 14 runs in the 1st innings.

In the 2nd innings, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon put in a partnership of unbeaten 55-runs for the 9th wicket in the final session to take their team home on high octane clash.

Australian skipper batted with a lot of grit alongside Nathan Lyon to win the game for his side and the Speedster Scott Boland too played his role to the perfection of Night Watchman to play out the tough phase alongside Usman Khawaja on the Day 4 of the game.

Speaking In the Daily Mail, Nathan Lyon admitted that he is the No.11 batter in the side and funnily added that Josh Hazelwood does not allow him to bat at that position for Australia. The Spinner played a crucial role in the team’s victory picking up 8 wickets and scoring important 16 runs in the chase on the 2nd innings.

Pat Cummins And Nathan Lyon
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“To be honest with you, I am a no.11. It’s just that Josh won’t let me bat no.11. That’s all a bit of banter and I’ve got absolutely no dramas with that,” Nathan Lyon said.

Lyon’s role will be crucial for the Australian team going into the next four games of the series, as his expected to play a vital role in picking some important wickets in the middle overs, holding one end of the bowling, to let Australian pacer come hard at the England batters.

100 Consecutive Test Matches For Anyone Is A Pretty Special Feat – Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon is on the verge of becoming the first Australian bowler to play 100 consecutive test matches when he takes the field against England on the 2nd test of the Ashes series. Speaking about the historic occasion, Lyon is extremely grateful for 100 consecutive games for his side and believes that being the no.11 batter, said that he would be proud of this achievement once his career is done in International Cricket.

Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon Credits: Twitter

“It’ll be extremely special. 100 consecutive Test match for anyone is a pretty special feat. I hate talking about myself, but that’s one record I’m extremely proud of.

“Especially being a bowler and no.11 batter, you’re able to get that feat done and tick off 100 consecutive games. That’s something that I’ll be extremely proud of when it happens and more importantly when my career is done,” Nathan Lyon added.

Nathan Lyon played a crucial role for Australia in their victory against Australia in the World Test Championship final. The 35-year-old was Australia’s best performer with the ball, In 20 matches, Lyon picked up 88 wickets with the help of 5 five-wicket hauls being the best bowler for the Baggy Greens in the WTC Cycle.