Nathan Lyon is ready for the challenge of Rohit Sharma in the last two Test matches. The star Indian batsman is expected to play at Sydney and Lyon has asserted that Australia will certainly make plans for him. Rohit has a stellar record against Australia in white-ball cricket but is still to score an overseas Test ton.
Team India management and fans have high hopes from Rohit who is now completely fit and raring to go. The Aussie off-spinner has always had the wood over Indian batsmen in Test cricket. However, in the ongoing series, the Indian batsmen have handled him better and scored freely against him.
Nathan Lyon is looking forward to bowl at Rohit Sharma
Now, Lyon is itching to play the next Test at Sydney and is relishing the test to bowl at Rohit Sharma. The spinner praised Rohit ahead of the Test but also warned him that his team is looking to dismiss him early. Lyon summed it up by saying that Rohit is a world-class batsman but his team looks forward to testing themselves against the very best.
“Obviously, Rohit Sharma is one of the best players in the world going around, so it is going to be a big challenge for us bowlers, but we are going to show our way from it, we love challenging ourself”, Lyon said in a virtual press conference.
“Rohit is a big input for the Indian side, so it is going to be interesting to see who they leave out. But we will have our plans ready for Rohit, and hopefully, we can get on top of him nice and early, but respecting how good a cricketer Rohit is”, Nathan Lyon said regarding Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon is expected to be a threat to India as the SCG pitch is anticipated to assist spinners. Lyon currently has 394 Test wickets and will be aiming to complete 400 wickets in his 99th Test at Sydney. As far as Rohit is concerned he in the last few days has begun batting in the nets and will be keen to make a statement in the 3rd Test that begins on January 7.