Australia spinner Nathan Lyon achieved a historic milestone on Wednesday as he turned up for the one hundredth consecutive Check for the nationwide staff, that includes within the taking part in XI for the second Ashes Check in opposition to England on the Lord’s Cricket Floor. The landmark second is a testomony to the spinner’s longevity and consistency within the sport, that he virtually has been undroppable within the longest format of the sport, regardless of the venue or the opposition that staff has come up in opposition to.
By way of bowlers, no participant has ever managed to play 100 consecutive Assessments. Within the record of batters, former England skipper Alastair Prepare dinner tops the record.
Gamers with most consecutive Assessments:
- 159 – Alastair Prepare dinner
- 153 – Allan Border
- 107 – Mark Waugh
- 106 – Sunil Gavaskar
- 101 – Brendon McCullum
- 100* – Nathan Lyon
On the match eve, Lyon mentioned: “I don’t feel like I need to change much. I actually really enjoy bowling here using the slope to our advantage as bowlers. But it’s a different challenge, it’s a different wicket. We’re not sure what the wicket is going to look like on day one, whether it’s going to be overcast or whatnot. So if the seamers do the work and I don’t have to do much, that’s all well and good. I’m happy to put my hand up in the tough situations, and we’ll have a crack and see how we go.”
On the event, Australian captain Pat Cummins heaped reward on Lyon for his longevity, health and type. “It’s a testament to not only how good Nath is in terms of longevity and fitness and form, but to be able to play 100 Tests means you’re getting picked in all conditions,” Australia skipper Pat Cummins mentioned at his pre-game media convention as quoted by cricket.com.au.
In 121 check matches, Lyon has picked 495 wickets with a median of 30.99. His greatest bowling return is 8/50 in an innings and 13/154 in a match.
Lyon’s contribution to Australia’s males’s Check staff clearly goes past his spectacular ability set as he has not been dropped since 99 matches.
“I know at the start of his career, you’d talk about (possibly playing) four quicks at the Gabba but he’s just so valuable to our team that I couldn’t imagine a side without Nath in there.
England’s Playing XI will be without their experienced all-rounder Moeen Ali who was omitted following the finger injury he sustained at Edgbaston last week. And therefore England are going with four seamers however Cummins feels lucky that they have Lyon on their side.
I’ve seen they (England) have gone with four quicks, which is probably as we expected after seeing Moeen’s injury last week, but I feel really lucky we’ve got Nath,” Cummins additional added.
Australia will look to make their lead 2-0 whereas England will attempt to equalize the scorecard within the second check match of the Ashes Sequence on the historic Lord’s on Wednesday.
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