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Brad Haddin suggested that Australia missed Nathan Lyon s services during their unsuccessful campaign in ICC World T20 2016 in India earlier in the month. Australia failed to qualify for the semi-finals after they lost the must-win game against India at Dharamsala. Cricket Australia had chosen the young spinner Adam Zampa and part-timer Glenn Maxwell ahead of Lyon in the 15-man World T20 squad. And since Zampa was impressive with five wickets in four matches and excellent economy, it is not wrong to assume that Lyon might be ignored even in the coming series. Australia registered only two wins that came against Bangladesh and Pakistan and lost to India and New Zealand. READ: Mitchell Starc makes comeback as Australia announce ODI squad for West Indies tour

According to, Haddin said, I think Nathan Lyon is the best spinner in Australia by a long way and I think come the back end of that tournament he would have made a big difference for Australia. He started his career playing Twenty20 cricket for South Australia, he did an exceptional job this year for the Sydney Sixers so yes I do think Nathan Lyon should have been there.”

The World T20 2016 was won by West Indies. It was their second World T20 title after they won it in 2012. Five of the six leading wicket-takers for the tournament were spinners Afghanistan duo Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, New Zealand s Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan all claimed 10 or more wickets. The star leg-spinners Samuel Badree and Imran Tahir finished with tournament economy rates of less than 5.5 an over.