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
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.
Date of Birth: 20th January 1987
Age (as of May 2019): 32 Years
Birth Place: Young, New South Wales, Australia.
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio
Educational Qualifications: 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
Awards and recognitions
Height (approx.): 6’0″
Weight (approx.): 73 kg
Eye Colour: Hazel Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Father: Steven Lyon
Mother: Bronwyn Lyon
Brother: Brendan Lyon
Coach/Mentor: John Davidson
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
Lesser Known Facts
- Lyon runs a campaign for state government whose motive is to avoid drunk driving.