Australia’s prominent Test spinner Nathan Lyon, who is close to getting to 400 Test wickets, is confident that he is in good shape ahead of the beginning of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2019-20.
Nathan Lyon finished as the joint highest wicket-taker with Jasprit Bumrah in the Test series 2018-19, picking 21 wickets in four matches. He has good Test records, especially against India. Talking about his overall credentials against India at home, he has notched 51 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.
Addressing media during the virtual press, Nathan Lyon stated that he didn’t tinker with his bowling approach just because he was playing against India. He believes that his bowling has improved has constantly and thus, he has got the fruits of it.
“I don’t approach my bowling differently just because we’re playing against India. Especially over the last five years, my bowling has probably gone to a new level. I’m very confident with where my bowling’s at at the moment.
India has a fantastic attack: Nathan Lyon
Talking about India, Nathan Lyon didn’t mince words and reckoned that the visiting nation had a fantastic attack. He is raring to take the challenge against them and do his part to the best instead of focusing on what India is planing.
“They’re a very attacking side, they’re always looking to attack us which is fantastic. I love that challenge, but to be honest, it’s more about me playing more of a role within the Australian cricket team and doing what Tim Paine has asked me to do.
“It’s about doing one percent of things and not worrying too far about what India is doing. We know the quality of cricketers they have in their squad, and we know how they come out and play their cricket,” Nathan Lyon stated.
Adelaide will mark the start of the much-awaited four-match Test series by hosting the first-ever pink ball between India and Australia. The Boxing Day Test match, which will be the second match of the series, will be played in Melbourne while Sydney and Brisbane will host the last Tests respectively.