Nathan Lyon Injury Update: The Australian off-spinner got hurt while playing football at training before the practice match.
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon walked off from his team’s training session after getting slightly injured. The Australian cricket team is slated to play a three-day practice match against Derbyshire at Derby.
Much like other Australian players, Lyon was taking part in a football match before the net session. It was during the match that Lyon twisted his ankle and had to walk-off from the ground to receive medical treatment.
The 31-year old cricketer is Australia’s premier spinner for the series. In the absence of any backup spinner, the visitors can’t afford to lose him for the fourth Test which will be played at Old Trafford from September 4.
In the three matches that Lyon has played, he has picked 14 wickets at an average of 31.92, an economy rate of 3 and a strike rate of 63.8. Lyon had played an instrumental role in an Australian victory in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Nathan Lyon Injury Update
Lyon getting slightly injured came as a huge blow to both the Australian fans and team management. In what has come as a relief for the visiting team is the fact that Lyon’s injury is not serious and that he will take part in the fourth Test.
Update is Lyon has slightly twisted ankle and will sit out remainder of football game as precaution. Not in doubt for Old Trafford (cricket ground)
— Andrew Ramsey (@ARamseyCricket) August 28, 2019
A bit of a scare for the Aussies at training today, but the 🐐 is all good https://t.co/FR01tH79Z8
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 28, 2019
Just when Australia seemed to register their second victory of the series and retain the Ashes, England all-rounder Ben Stokes played spoilsport for them. With the series level at 1-1 now, expect both the teams to go all guns blazing against each other in the remaining two matches.