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Ashes 2013-14: Nathan Lyon eager to take revenge after being labeled ‘pathetic’ 3 years ago

Three years ago he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as "pathetic" by Kevin Pietersen © Getty Images
Three years ago, Nathan Lyon (above) was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as “pathetic” by Kevin Pietersen © Getty Images

Melbourne: Dec 3, 2013

 

Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon is looking forward to seeing what the Adelaide wicket will offer during the second Test, which begins on Thursday.

 

According to The Age, Lyon pointed out that England wanted to win the Gabba Test match and had a fair crack at Australia but his team was trying to do the best for the game. Three years after he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as “pathetic” by Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon returns to his new-look spiritual home certain he can do what he and Australia’s undermanned attack couldn’t quite manage against South Africa last summer — bowl Australia to a second-Test victory, the report said.

 

Lyon said that he could not wait to be out there competing in an Ashes Test match again. Even Lyon’s former boss, Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough, describes him as the ultimate team man, happy to play a role that rarely catches the attention commanded by more explosive teammates, the report added.

 

Meanwhile, vice-captain Brad Haddin also said he believes Lyon’s contribution to Australia’s 381-run win in Brisbane was undervalued amid the hype over the fast-bowling barrage.

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