Nathan Lyon Height, Weight, Age, Family, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More
Bio Real NameNathan Michael Lyon NicknameGarry, Gazza, Lyno, Goat ProfessionAustralian Cricketer (Bowler) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm in meters- 1.83 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 0” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 73 kg in Pounds- 161 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 39 Inches - Waist: 32 Inches - Biceps: 12 Inches Eye ColourHazel Brown Hair ColourSemi Bald (Brown) Cricket International DebutTest- 31 August 2011 vs Sri Lanka in Galle ODI- 8 March 2012 vs Sri Lanka in Adelaide T20- 29 January 2016 vs India in Melbourne Coach/MentorJohn Davison Jersey Number#72 (Australia) #72 (Sydney Sixers, New South Wales) Domestic/State TeamAdelaide Strikers, South Australia, ACT Comets, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers Batting StyleRight Handed Bat Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak Nature on fieldCalm Favourite Shot/BallNot Known Records/Achievements (main ones)• With 11 wickets to his name, Lyon stood the leading wicket taker in the 2010-11 Big Bash League. • While playing against Zimbabwe-A, he took 11 wickets in the tri-series, thus earning Man of the series title. • Lyon became third Australian and seventeenth International player to take his first wicket off his first ball in Test cricket after he dismissed Kumar Sangakkara while making his debut against Sri Lanka. He also became 131st cricketer to take 5 wicket haul after he finished off with 5 for 34. • He became sixth Australian off-spinner to take 100 Test Wickets in late 2013 and he also took a 5 wicket haul in the same match. • Nathan has the record of taking the highest number of wickets by an Australian off-spinner. He surpassed the Hugh Trumble's record of 14 wickets in 2015. • While playing against Sri Lanka in mid-2016, Lyon became first Australian off-spinner to take 200 Test wickets. Career Turning PointConsistency in the Domestic cricket made it possible for Lyon to get into the Australian International test squad. Personal Life Date of Birth20 November 1987 Age (as in 2016)29 Years Birth PlaceYoung, New South Wales, Australia Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio NationalityAustralian HometownCanberra, Australia SchoolNot Known CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsNot Known FamilyFather- Steven Lyon Mother- Bronwyn Lyon Brother- Brendan Lyon
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nathan Lyon
Does Nathan Lyon smoke: Not Known
Does Nathan Lyon drink alcohol: Yes
Lyon finished a 4-year apprenticeship at the Manuka Oval in Canberra in 2010 and embarked his career as a member of the ground-staff team member at Adelaide Oval.
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne once lauded saying Nathan works hard on his bowling and is the best off-spinner Australia has ever produced.
Off-spinner is an ambassador for a New South Wales state government campaign purpose of which is to end the senseless deaths on the roads because of drink driving. He stood for the cause after losing one of his school mates in the incident. For this, Lyon avoids driving after having a drink and usually calls Mitchell Starc whenever stuck. They are good friends off the field as well.
Nathan got his nickname GOAT for surpassing Hugh Trumble’s 141 Test wickets in 2015. The abbreviation stands for Greatest of All Time.
Nice Garry is the phrase that got linked to Lyon in December 2016 when wicket-keeper Matthew Wade shouted the same after every ball the spinner bowled in the match.