Nathan Lyon (Australia Cricketer): Profile, Records, Wife, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

Published on: Dec 22, 2018 3:02 pm IST|Updated on: Jun 26, 2019 4:24 pm IST

Nathan Lyon, known by ‘GOAT’ in the Australian cricket circuit, is the most successful off-spinner for Australia.

Name: Nathan Michael Lyon

Nickname: Gerry, Gazza, Lyno and GOAT

Role: Bowler


Source: Sportskeeda

Cricket Career


Test Debut: vs Sri Lanka in Gelle on 31st August 2011

ODI Debut: vs Sri Lanka in Adelaide on 8th March 2012.

T20I Debut: vs India in Melbourne on 29th January 2016

Career Turning Point: His consistent performance in domestic cricket was rewarded him a place in the Australian International Test team.

Jersey Number: #72

Major Teams: Australia, Adelaide Strikers, South Australia, ACT Comets, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers.


  • Most wickets in a Test match by an Australian off-spinner.
  • He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2010-2011 Big Bash League with 11 wickets.
  • Lyon became the 3rd Australian to take the first wicket of his first ball in Test Cricket while playing against Sri Lanka where he dismissed Sangakkara.

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 20th January 1987

Age (as of May 2019): 32 Years

Birth Place: Young, New South Wales, Australia.

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac sign/Sun sign:  Scorpio

School: N/A

College: N/A

Educational Qualifications: N/A

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Wife and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: Melissa Waring

Wife: Melissa Waring


Marriage Date: N/A

Children: Daughter: Harper Lyon and Milla Ellen


Source: StarsUnfolded


Awards and recognitions

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Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6’0″

Weight (approx.): 73 kg

Eye Colour: Hazel Brown

Hair Colour: Brown

Source: Daily Express


Father: Steven Lyon

Mother: Bronwyn Lyon

Sister: N/A

Brother:  Brendan Lyon

Coach/Mentor: John Davidson

Religion: Christianity

Address: Canberra, Australia


Hobbies: Listening to music and playing golf.

Cricketers: Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara as a batsman; Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, James Anderson, Mitchell Starc and Waqar Younis as a bowler

Cricket Ground: N/A

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Food: N/A

Artists: N/A

Films: N/A

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Tattoos: N/A

Drinking: Yes

Source: Daily Mail

Style Quotient


Lesser Known Facts

  • Lyon runs a campaign for state government whose motive is to avoid drunk driving.
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