Ace Australian spinner Nathan Lyon in a recent conversation with Fox Sports revealed that he is eyeing to go past 500 Test wickets. The off-spinner is on 390 wickets from 96 Test matches and as per him he has got a lot more to offer to his team. In the upcoming Test series, Lyon is the specialist spinner in the squad and has the likes of Pujara and Kohli to bowl to.
Lyon said that the break in between continuous cricket has made him think more about his game. This was when he thought of aiming for the target.
Nathan Lyon Eyeing 500 Test Wickets
“I still feel I’m getting better and still feel like I’ve got a lot of cricket to offer Cricket Australia. Definitely, 500 and beyond is on my radar” Lyon, who turns 33 on Friday, was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
Nathan Lyon further said that not being able to play the game he loves has increased the hunger in him to perform. Also, he added that he missed the feeling of pressure that a cricket match brings.
“Without being able to play the game that you love so much and not being able to play that regularly that’s driven my passion to get out there and that hunger to perform well again. The most I’ve missed is that pressure that comes along with playing Test cricket. Missing that adrenaline” Lyon added.
Previously Lyon had said that he was disappointed with Virat Kohli missing the Test series vs Australia. Kohli will play only the first test and then return back to India due to the birth of his first child.
“It’s disappointing, to be honest. Obviously, it’s exciting for Virat and his wife (Anushka) to have their first child and I wish him and his wife the very best for the coming challenges of being a parent but, it’s disappointing for the series. You want to play against the best players in the world,” Lyon said.
The Indian team will play a three-match ODI series, a three-match T20I series, and a four-match Test series against Australia between November 27-January 19. The Test series is set to begin from December 17, with the first game taking place in Adelaide.