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Nathan Lyon
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Personal information
Full name Nathan Michael Lyon
Born 20 November 1987 (1987-11-20) (age 32)
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Garry, Gazza, Lyno, Lion, GOAT
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Bowler
International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 421) 31 August 2011 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 30 March 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 194) 8 March 2012 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 24 August 2016 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 67
Only T20I (cap 77) 29 January 2016 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2010 ACT Comets
2011–2013 South Australia
2011–2013 Adelaide Strikers
2013–present New South Wales (squad no. 67)
2013–present Sydney Sixers (squad no. 67)
2017–present Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 74 13 123 55
Runs scored 692 46 1,375 182
Batting average 11.72 23.00 12.61 14.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0
Top score 47 30 75 37*
Balls bowled 16,728 720 27,690 2,959
Wickets 300 17 407 71
Bowling average 31.78 34.82 35.65 33.64
5 wickets in innings 12 0 12 0
10 wickets in match 2 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 8/50 4/44 8/50 4/10
Catches/stumpings 32/– 2/– 50/– 25/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 November 2017

Nathan Michael Lyon (born 20 November 1987) is an Australian international cricketer. He holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an Australian off-spin bowler, after passing Hugh Trumble's 141 wickets in 2015, thus earning the nickname amongst teammates of "GOAT", which stands for "Greatest Off-Spinner of All Time".

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