September 22, 2023

Australian off-spin bowler Nathan Lyon has been dominated out of the rest of the Ashes sequence because of his proper calf damage.

Throughout fielding on day two of the second Take a look at at Lord’s, Lyon suffered a “respectable tear” of his proper calf whereas operating to carry a catch. He didn’t bowl or subject once more within the match however got here out to bat limping and scored 15 runs. He even wanted assist to slowly stroll again to the pavilion.

His ruling out of the Ashes delivered to an finish his outstanding streak of 100 consecutive Take a look at matches. Lord’s was his one hundredth Take a look at in a row and his 122nd general. He’s the sixth man in Take a look at historical past to play 100 Assessments in a row and the one bowler to take action.

Till now, Lyon has by no means missed a Take a look at via damage. Earlier than this, the one time he didn’t play for Australia since his Take a look at debut in 2011 was when he was omitted for the primary two Assessments of the Ashes sequence in 2013.

The 35-year-old bowler is essentially the most profitable off-spinner in Australian historical past with 496 Take a look at wickets.

With Lyon out of remaining Ashes, fellow off-spinner Todd Murphy will exchange him for the third Take a look at towards England at Headingley.

After the conclusion of the Take a look at on Sunday (July 2), Australian skipper Pat Cummins confirmed in the course of the post-match interview that the off-spinner is not going to play additional within the ongoing Ashes sequence.

In the course of the interview, Cummins stated, “I wasn’t significantly pleased however he was fairly eager to get on the market. He did an incredible job. I might think about he’s (out of the sequence).”

Australia gained the second Ashes take a look at on the Lord’s on Sunday by 43 runs to take a 2-0 lead within the five-test sequence.

First Printed: Jul 03 2023 | 1:12 PM IST