Nathan Lyon is a legendary spinner of the Australian cricket team. A major record was created when he was selected in the playing XI for the Lord’s Test on Wednesday. This is the second match of Ashes 2023 and Lion is playing 100th consecutive Test match for Australia.
The Ashes 2023 did not start as expected for hosts England. In the first match, visiting Australia defeated England by 2 wickets and took a 0-1 lead. The second match of the series begins on Wednesday (June 28). Nathan Lyon () was already considered a certainty to play in this match and so he did. Lyon was selected in the playing eleven for this Lord’s Test.
In the last 100 Test matches played by the Australian team, Lion was in Australia’s playing eleven in all these matches. Lion has become the only bowler to play 100 consecutive Test matches for the team. He is also the sixth cricketer in international cricket to achieve such a feat. Former England captain Alastair Cook tops the list with 159 wickets.
Cricketers who have played most consecutive Test matches for a team:
159 – Alastair Cook
153 – Allen Border
107 – Mark Waugh
106 – Sunil Gavaskar
101 – Brendon McCullum
100* – Nathan Lyon
Meanwhile, Lion was the most important bowler for Australia when it came to the first Test match between the two teams. He got four wickets each in the first and second innings. Looking at his total Test career, the spinner has played 121 Tests, 29 ODIs and 2 T20 Internationals for Australia. (In the second Ashes Test, Nathan Laincha completed 100 consecutive Test matches for Australia)
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