Nathan Lyon by the numbers

Nathan Lyon has now passed 350 wickets in Test Cricket, now sitting on 352 Test Match wickets in 87 Test Matches.

  • Fourth highest Australian wicket taker, only behind Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, and Dennis Lillee.
  • Has played 87 Test Matches
  • From 2012 to 2018 has taken at least 30 wickets in each calendar year. In 2019 he has taken 17 wickets in just four Tests.
  • Took 63 wickets in the 2017 calendar year.
  • Has scored 935 Test Match runs with a highest of 47 against South Africa.
  • Has hit 119 Fours and 5 Sixes.
  • Has faced 2035 deliveries in Tests.
  • Has a batting strike rate of 45.95.
  • Unfortunately has recorded 15 ducks.
  • He has batted at every batting position in Tests except Opener and Number 8.
  • Has bowled 3714.4 overs in Test Matches.
  • Has bowed 697 maiden overs.
  • Has a best bowling in an innings of 8 for 50 against India in Bangalore.
  • Has taken 5 wickets in an innings on 15 occasions.
  • Has taken 5 wickets in an innings against India on 7 occasions, Bangladesh three times, England twice and Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa on a single occasion.
  • Has taken 10 wickets in a match twice, once against India (12-286) and once again Bangladesh (13-154).
  • Took a wicket with his first ball in Test Cricket and 5 wickets in an innings in his first bowling innings in Test Cricket.
  • Has the most wickets against India (85), then England (74), South Africa (46), Sri Lanka (35), West Indies (34), New Zealand (30), Pakistan (26), and Bangladesh (22).
  • Has taken the most wickets at the Adelaide Oval (45), then the Gabba (33), MCG (27), and the SCG (26).
  • 352 of his 519 first-class wickets have been taken in Tests.

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