Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon enjoyed a productive outing against the West Indies at Guyana, as along with fellow spinners, he made a mess of the West Indian batting lineup. Lyon, who isn’t a regular member of Australia’s ODI setup, was brilliant with the ball, as he exploited the surface perfectly to trouble the West Indies batsmen.
Lyon was well supported by fellow spinners Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell. Zampa continued his good form from the IPL as he snared three important scalps. Off-spinner Glenn Maxwell too struck in the middle when he dismissed Dinesh Ramdin for 12. Post Australia’s easy win, Lyon praised the two spinners for supporting him well and bowling well. Lyon was duly named the Man of the Match as he picked up 3 crucial wickets.
“It’s about time I reckon,” Lyon said after the game.”I get along with Zampa and ‘Maxi’ really well. We work really well together and we seem to bowl really well in tandem. “It was exciting to play the first game with ‘Zamps’ and hopefully, there’s a big future for both of us.”
“I think that’s one of our biggest weapons – our communication. We’re all really good mates, we all want to see each other do well. “If we can have that open communication with each other and try and help each other better the team and get the right result for Australia, we’re heading in the right direction,” an optimistic Lyon added.
Lyon continued praising Zampa and called the young leggie an “exciting” prospect. “That’s what good spinners do,” Lyon said. “He played his role exceptionally.”The way he goes about it, even at training, he’s always trying to get better and it’s exciting. “For any young leg-spinner to come out and show his skills to the world on a big stage, on a turning pitch, it was great and pretty exciting.”