The Ashes series of 5 Test matches is being played between England and Australia. The second match of this series will be played from Wednesday (June 28). The match will see the fast bowlers blowing the batsmen’s wickets with penetrating bowling, while the spinners on the other hand will try to trap the batsmen in their spin net. In this match, all eyes will be on Australia’s veteran spinner Nathan Lyon. In this match, Lions have a chance to create a tremendous record.
100th consecutive Test match
The second Test match between England vs Australia is very important for Nathan Lyon. As soon as he steps on the field in this Test, Nathan Lyon will make the record of playing the 100th consecutive Test (Nathan Lyon 100th consecutive Test). Interestingly, Lion will become the only spinner in cricket history to achieve such a feat.
He will complete as many as 500 wickets
Lion’s name joins the list of legendary bowlers in Test cricket. His ability to consistently take wickets always poses a huge threat to the other team. Lion has found success playing in almost every situation. He has so far taken 495 wickets in 121 Test matches at an average of 31.23 and an economy rate of 2.93.
Also, he is the third highest wicket-taker for Australia in Test cricket. Before him, veteran spinner Shane Warne has taken wickets. Also, Glenn McGrath has 563 Test wickets to his name. Lion is just 5 wickets away from becoming the 8th bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. (spinner nathan lyon to complete 500 test wickets in eng vs aus lords test ashes 2023)
Most Test takers
800 wickets – Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
708 wickets – Shane Warne (Australia)
685 wickets – James Anderson (England)
619 wickets – Anil Kumble (India)
582 wickets – Stuart Broad (England)
563 wickets – Glenn McGrath (Australia)
519 wickets – Courtney Walsh (West Indies)
495 wickets- Nathan Lyon (Australia)*
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