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Steve Smith Expresses Concern Over Nathan Lyon’s Injury

Steve Smith Expresses Concern Over Nathan Lyon’s Injury

Nathan Lyon, the team’s off-spinner, suffered a right calf injury during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Steve Smith expressed worry over the injury, stating that it “did not look good.” Lyon limped off the field during the England innings, immediately after completing a spell.

The injury occurred while Lyon was chasing a ball to the boundary, causing immediate discomfort.

In a recent update , Australian cricketer Steve Smith has raised concerns about the injury sustained by Nathan Lyon

Smith acknowledged the potential impact of Lyon’s absence, describing it as a significant loss for the team.

Speaking in a media interaction, Smith said, “It doesn’t look ideal for the rest of the game… Fingers crossed he is okay, but it didn’t look good obviously.”

The Australian team provided an update, stating that Lyon would be assessed after the second day’s play.

Furthermore, Smith hinted at a possible replacement option if Lyon is ruled out of the remaining tests. He mentioned Todd Murphy as a potential candidate for the third Test at Headingley.

Smith commended Murphy’s bowling performances in practice sessions and during the tour of India, expressing confidence in his abilities.

Lyon’s injury comes as a blow to Australia, considering his influential role in the team’s victory in the first Test, where he took eight wickets.

As the first-ever bowler to play 100 consecutive Tests, Lyon’s absence would leave a void in Australia’s bowling attack.

The team’s backup spin option, Todd Murphy, has only featured in four Tests thus far.

Turning to the ongoing match, England’s first innings is currently underway. At the end of day two, they stood at 278/4, with Harry Brook and skipper Ben Stokes remaining unbeaten.

Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley also contributed significantly to England’s innings. In Australia’s first innings, they were bowled out for 416 runs, with standout performances from Smith, Travis Head, and David Warner.

Josh Tongue and Ollie Robinson took three wickets each, while Joe Root, James Anderson, and Stuart Broad also claimed wickets.

The severity of Lyon’s injury and its potential impact on the Ashes series remains uncertain. Australian fans and the team will anxiously await further updates on his condition.

In the meantime, attention will turn to the third Test at Headingley, where the decision to include Todd Murphy as Lyon’s replacement could be a crucial one.

The series between Australia and England continues to captivate cricket enthusiasts worldwide, with each match providing its fair share of excitement and anticipation.

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