Australian player Nathan Lyon reaches out to the coach with an appealing offer

On Sunday, the Australia cricket team started their World Cup 2023 campaign against hosts India in Chepauk. The track has a history of helping spin, and we've already seen glimpses of it as the Australian innings are underway. The spin trio of R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja have pushed the tourists on their backs with regular injections.
In the middle of all this, Australia's star spinner Nathan Lyon has expressed his desire to be a part of the World Cup unit in India. The spinner has informed Australia coach Andrew McDonald about the same, adding that he has recovered from a calf injury, which he sustained during the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
According to a report, Lyon said, “I sent Andrew McDonald a text message the other day when I saw Ashton Agar was ruled out. I said, ‘Just to let you know, I’m back bowling 10 overs; I’m right to go. 100 percent.' If that happened, I’d do anything to go over and play the World Cup.”
Lyon, who is one of Australia's mainstays in the red-ball setup, has not played ODI cricket since the last World Cup in England. Lyon featured in four matches, during which he took three wickets.
But Lyon admitted that his traveling to India meant things had to “go wrong” in the Australia camp, which he sincerely didn’t want to happen.

Oct 8, 2023 11:13 AM