"England sledging about the ball-tampering saga won't affect us", says Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon has been picked in the limited overs side for the tour of England.

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Nathan Lyon, one of the best off-spinners in the world, has stated that Australia is definitely going to get sledded and hear taunts from England team when they tour there for the limited overs series in June. 

Lyon has been selected in the squad for the series, making his return to the coloured clothing for his country. Talking about his inclusion and the likelihood of his team getting sledged there. Lyon said, "I've never played in England where they haven't given it to us, There's no point taking some tissues out with us, we've just got to stand out there and cop it."

"It's a good chance for Australian cricket to move on(from the ball-tampering saga) and a good chance for Australian players to rebuild the trust and faith of the Australian public and earn back their respect," 

On his return to the limited overs team, Lyon said, "It's well documented that I want to play in all three formats for Australia, that's my goal, To get this opportunity and be included in the squad and to head over to England, where the World Cup is being played that's going to be a massive advantage." 

Nathan Lyon and Australian Cricket would like to make a good start to the new(self-inflicted) era after the ball-tampering saga on the limited overs tour of England and Zimbabwe. 

Australia will play five one-dayers and a T20 match against England from June 13-27, before heading to Zimbabwe for a T20 tri-series against the host nation and Pakistan starting on July 1.

 

 


 


By Kashish Chadha - 08 May, 2018

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