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

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

    Signature: N/A

    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

    • N/A


    • N/A

    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

    Athletes: N/A

    Food: N/A

    Artists: N/A

    Films: N/A

    Destinations: N/A

    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.

    Previous Article
    Next Article