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‘Nathan Lyonne’s got years to go…’: Australia great on star spinner




Nathan Lyon took 10 wickets in the third Test against India© AFP

Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey believes Nathan Lyon’s longevity in international cricket has been “amazing” and the off-spinner should continue as long as he remains fit to compete at the elite level. The 35-year-old Lyon made a quiet debut in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with just one wicket in Nagpur, but took 18 wickets in the next two Tests, including a 10-wicket haul in Australia’s win at Indore.

Asked how long Lyon could continue playing, Hussey said: “For as long as he really wants to. He’s been amazing with his longevity and he’s still quite young actually. He’s got years and years left in him.” years, as long as his body supports him.” There is a saying that spinners mature after 30 and Lyon is a shining example of that saying with 479 wickets in 118 Tests.

“They always say spinners peak in their 30s and maybe late 30s, it’s a difficult art and I don’t know why he hasn’t been around for a long time,” Hussey told Australia’s SEN Radio. Can walk.”

Australia will face India in the fourth and final Test starting March 9 in Ahmedabad.

Hussey said he would prefer slow left-arm orthodox Matt Kuhnmann to partner Lyon if Australia decide to play with two specialist spinners instead of three. The third off-spinner is Todd Murphy, who has been equally impressive.

“I’m really impressed with (Todd) Murphy, he looks really good. Having said that though, I like to have balance in the attack where you have one guy who swings it into the right arm and one guy off spin. does.

“I would probably lean toward Kuhnman, but only because he’s swinging the ball the opposite direction (to right-handers).”

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