The first match of the Ashes 2023 was played between England and Australia at the Edgbaston Stadium in England. This historic series marked the beginning of the third season of the World Test Championship. In this match, Australia’s legendary bowler Nathan Lyon has created history.
So far two seasons of World Test Championship i.e. World Test Championship have been played. Ashes 2023 marked the beginning of the third WCT season. Nathan Lyon () holds a world record while playing for Australia in the first match of the series. He became the first bowler to take 150 wickets in WTC. He has done this feat in the very first Test of the third season.
Lion made this record by taking 4 wickets in England’s second innings. Earlier he had taken 4 wickets in the first innings as well. He has taken a total of 8 wickets in this test. Lion has played 35 matches in the World Test Championship so far. He has taken a total of 152 wickets. Lion also bowled well in the final of the World Test Championship. Then in India’s first innings, he took 4 wickets giving 41 runs.
Records broken by these bowlers:
Stuart Broad has taken 141 wickets in the World Test Championship. Apart from this, India’s spinner R Ashwin is on the third position. Ashwin has taken a total of 132 wickets in the World Test Championship. Ashwin is the number one bowler in the world Test rankings. But he was not named in the squad for the final match of WTC 2021-23.
Career of Nathan Lyon:
Lion has traveled from a pitch curator to Australia’s most important bowler to date. The 35-year-old Lion made his Test international debut in 2011 and till date has taken 487 wickets in 120 Tests. He has played 99 consecutive Test matches for Australia.
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