Nathan Lyon Signs With Hampshire

Nathan Lyon Signs With Hampshire

Nathan Lyon Signs With Hampshire

The Australian off spinner has appeared in 91 Test matches including the 71st edition of the Ashes

Spin bowler Nathan Lyon will play for Hampshire in next year’s County Championship. He signed a red-ball contract with the club. Lyon is excited to play with them and he is sure that he will enjoy the next season with the players and the support team. 

‘I very much look forward to playing with Hampshire in next year's County Championship’, the 31-year-old off-spinner said. ‘It is a fabulous opportunity to be involved with a leading county who have had a long and successful relationship with Australian cricketers’.

‘I love playing cricket in England and no doubt will enjoy the 2020 summer with the Hampshire players, coaches, members and supporters. We will all be focused on winning the County Championship in 2020. I can’t wait’, he added.

Hampshire Director of Cricket Giles White described Lyon as a ‘high-class spinner’. He expressed his excitement to have him in the club. 

‘Nathan is a really high-class spinner and we identified him in the summer as someone who would be a great addition to our Championship side. He has a real appetite for county cricket and is keen to be a part of what we're trying to do here, so we're delighted to secure his signature and we can't wait to have him on board next summer’, White said.

Lyon was featured in 91 Test matches with his national side, Australia. He played in this year’s Ashes and took 20 wickets. The Aussies retained the urn in the drawn series against England. He also played in the County Championship for Worcestershire in 2017.

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