Nathan Lyon ruled out of action due to thigh injury – Cricket News Update
Australian spinner, Nathan Lyon will miss the domestic cricket for up to three weeks following a thigh injury which he sustained during the 4-0 demolishing of the Men In Blue.
The off-break bowler played through the injury barrier in the final Test at his home ground of Adelaide where he picked up five scalps – his best outing of the summer. He averaged a meagre 41.57 against the touring Indian as his success on the field was
overshadowed by the inform Aussie pace attack consisting of Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Pattinson and Ryan Harris, all of whom were impressive in sealing their opponents humiliating fate.
Lyon will now miss at least two domestic Shield games for his club side along with the Friday’s warm up game for the Prime Minister’s XI, which was scheduled to taking on Sri Lanka – the third team in the upcoming Common Bank series ( apart from Australia
"Nathan Lyon has been carrying a right thigh muscle strain for the majority of the Test series against India," Australia's physio Alex Kountouris said. "This injury has gradually become worse throughout the course of the series and has come to a point where
he needs a break to allow it to heal. He will undergo a rehabilitation program and we anticipate his return to cricket in the next two to three weeks."
However, despite the injury, the spinner was expected to be an absentee from the fifty- over format, where Xavier Doherty holds privilege. The left-armer spinner has been impressive in the recently concluded Big Bash League, where he effectively performed
dual roles of a bowler and leader of the Hobart Hurricanes.
As for Lyon, he will be eyeing a spot for the Kangaroos’ next International assignment, which sees them travelling to the Caribbean island to take on West Indies. His rise has been well documented and is expected to play a pivotal part, considering the slow
nature of the tracks.
The Aussies will battle the Windies in late March where they will play 5 limited over internationals and 2T20s before locking horns in a three-match Test series, starting from April 7. By then, they will be hoping that Lyon gets some crucial match practice
in the Australian domestic front in order to prepare adequately for the national team duties.