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Monday, 8 July 2019

Proof that Aussie selectors got it wrong


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Nathan Lyon's control will make him the hardest spinner to get away in the World Cup finals with the tweaker finally finding a home in Australia's one-day attack.

Lyon entered the semi-finals week as the most economical frontline spinner of the four teams, having gone at just 4.55 an over in his three games.

Australia's coaches have been impressed with his control, with his noted ability to land the ball on a sixpence converted over from Test cricket.

Australia vs England after loss to Proteas

Lyon has bowled 90 dot balls in the tournament, at an average of more than three per over.

"He's a senior pro who knows where the ball goes," bowling coach Adam Griffith said.

"You see with his control they have to play good shots to get him.

"He's one of the great offspinners of all time in Australia - with what he is able to do when the wicket is not turning, just with his pace and consistency."

Lyon's lack of a long-term run in the one-day side has surprised many.

But there is a feeling he is a perfect fit for the rare occasions when Australia's best pace bowlers are all playing one-day cricket together.

At his best, Lyon can build pressure with his constant dot balls, forcing opposition batsmen to take risks against the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins at the other end.

In his three World Cup games alone, seven wickets fell at the other end while Lyon was bowling.

But when Australia are playing a second string attack, batsmen feel far more comfortable releasing the pressure valve at the other end.

Nathan Lyon has impressed since coming into the Australian World Cup side.

"I'm very surprised he hasn't played more," Australia's former offspinner Nathan Hauritz told AAP.

"It's just because the emphasis is on wickets and trying to take wickets in those middle overs.

"We're happy to go for 3-60 off 10 from Zamps (Adam Zampa) instead of 1-40 off 10 from Nathan when the attack isn't going to be as dangerous.

"But I think it's been shown when you have a world class attack around you (what he can do).

"Guys aren't going to take risks off him. They'll play him like a Shane Warne, play with as much respect as they can."

BEST ECONOMY RATES OF WORLD CUP SPINNERS

Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Bangladesh): 4.47

Nathan Lyon (Australia): 4.55

Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan): 4.61

Imad Wasim (Pakistan): 4.82

Imran Tahir (South Africa: 4.92

* Minimum 20 overs bowled

Nathan Lyon's control will make him the hardest spinner to get away in the World Cup finals with the tweaker finally finding a home in Australia's one-day attack.

Lyon entered the semi-finals week as the most economical frontline spinner of the four teams, having gone at just 4.55 an over in his three games.

Australia's coaches have been impressed with his control, with his noted ability to land the ball on a sixpence converted over from Test cricket.

Australia vs England after loss to Proteas

Lyon has bowled 90 dot balls in the tournament, at an average of more than three per over.

"He's a senior pro who knows where the ball goes," bowling coach Adam Griffith said.

"You see with his control they have to play good shots to get him.

"He's one of the great offspinners of all time in Australia - with what he is able to do when the wicket is not turning, just with his pace and consistency."

Lyon's lack of a long-term run in the one-day side has surprised many.

But there is a feeling he is a perfect fit for the rare occasions when Australia's best pace bowlers are all playing one-day cricket together.

At his best, Lyon can build pressure with his constant dot balls, forcing opposition batsmen to take risks against the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins at the other end.

In his three World Cup games alone, seven wickets fell at the other end while Lyon was bowling.

But when Australia are playing a second string attack, batsmen feel far more comfortable releasing the pressure valve at the other end.

Nathan Lyon has impressed since coming into the Australian World Cup side.

"I'm very surprised he hasn't played more," Australia's former offspinner Nathan Hauritz told AAP.

"It's just because the emphasis is on wickets and trying to take wickets in those middle overs.

"We're happy to go for 3-60 off 10 from Zamps (Adam Zampa) instead of 1-40 off 10 from Nathan when the attack isn't going to be as dangerous.

"But I think it's been shown when you have a world class attack around you (what he can do).

"Guys aren't going to take risks off him. They'll play him like a Shane Warne, play with as much respect as they can."

BEST ECONOMY RATES OF WORLD CUP SPINNERS

Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Bangladesh): 4.47

Nathan Lyon (Australia): 4.55

Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan): 4.61

Imad Wasim (Pakistan): 4.82

Imran Tahir (South Africa: 4.92

* Minimum 20 overs bowled

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