Nathan Lyon is one of the 15 players who have been named in the Australia squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Nathan Lyon, who made his one-day international debut on 8-Mar-12, had played 25 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 11 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 69 runs, having faced 73 balls, at an average of 23 and a strike rate of 94.52. He was unbeaten in 8 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 30. He had 0 centuries and 0 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Nathan Lyon had bowled 1422 balls and taken 26 wickets while conceding a total of 1153 runs. He had an average of 44.35 and an economy rate of 4.86 His best ODI bowling performance was 4/1.
Nathan Lyon is an Australian international cricketer. He made his Test debut in 2011 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. Lyon is a Off-spin bowler and a lower-order right-handed batsman. As of March 2019, Lyon is the 18th-ranked Test bowler and 21st-ranked Test all-rounder in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings. Considered the most successful off-spin bowler for Australia, Lyon holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an Australian off-spin bowler, passing Hugh Trumble's 141 wickets in 2015.
Lyon made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Galle on 31 August 2011. He scalped the wicket of Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on his first ball, becoming the third Australian (17th international player) to take his first wicket off his first ball in Test cricket. He finished with 5/34 in his first innings, becoming the 131st player to take five wickets on debut in a Test match. Nathan Lyon played his first Test in Australia at the Gabba on 1 December 2011 against New Zealand. Lyon took 4/69 in the first innings and 3/19 in his second innings, culminating in match figures of 7/88, the best Test match bowling figures by an Australian off-spinner at the venue.
Lyon took his 100th Test wicket on 28 December 2013, during the Boxing Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and also his first five wicket haul in Australia. He became just the sixth Australian off-spinner to take 100 Test wickets. On 28 July 2016, Lyon became the first Australian off-spinner to take 200 Test wickets.
On 4 March 2017, in the second Test between Australia and India in Bangalore as part of the 2017 Australian tour of India, Lyon took figures of 8/50 and finished with the best figures ever recorded in India by a visiting bowler. On 27 August 2017, Lyon became the 8th Australian bowler and the second Australian spinner after Shane Warne to take 250 Test wickets. In March 2018, Lyon took his 300th test wicket during the 3rd test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Unlike Tests, Lyon has not featured much in Australia's ODI squads, still the bowler has decent enough numbers with the ball. In 2015, Lyon was not named in Australia's final squad of 15 for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Xavier Doherty was picked in his place as a specialist spin bowler. In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against India on 29 January 2016. Lyn has played just a couple of T20 Internationals.