Nathan Lyon picked 3 wickets vs West Indies in Australia's 1st match of Tri-series © Getty Images
Nathan Lyon picked 3 wickets vs West Indies in Australia’s 1st match of Tri-series © Getty Images

Nathan Lyon has finally found a spin partner in the Australian cricket team in Adam Zampa as Lyon praised the young leg spinner after the duo ran over the West Indies’ batting line-up in the second match of their ongoing Tri-Series. South Africa is the third nation in the series who faced a defeat at the hands of West Indies in the opener. Although Lyon and Zampa will be fighting for a single spot in the playing XI, there seems no competition between the two and rather they were seen complimenting each other with their respective bowling styles. Lyon and Zampa shared six wickets between each other, claiming three each as Australia bundled out West Indies for 116 in 32.3 overs. Full Cricket Scorecard: West Indies vs Australia, Tri-Nation Series, Match 2 at Guyana

The other wickets were picked by returning Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. Australia who have always depended on Lyon in the last couple of years have found a settled spin trio in Lyon, Zampa and Maxwell, as the latter contributed well with his part-time offbreak spin. In reply to West Indies’ 116, Australian opener David Warner remained unbeaten on 55 as the visitors sealed the match by six wickets.

According to cricket.com.au, Lyon suggested that since he gets along Maxwell and Zampa well, they have been getting positive results on field. However, they do not want to get carried away with one win since the rest of the matches in the Tri-series are crucial too. “It’s about time I reckon. I get along with Zampa and ‘Maxi’ really well. We work really well together and we seem to bowl really well in tandem.

“It was exciting to play the first game with ‘Zamps’ and hopefully there’s a big future for both of us. I think that’s one of our biggest weapons – our communication. We’re all really good mates, we all want to see each other do well. If we can have that open communication with each other and try and help each other better the team and get the right result for Australia, we’re heading in the right direction,” the experienced off spinner said.

Lyon who seems to be very impressed by Zampa went on to add, “The way he goes about it, even at training, he’s always trying to get better and it’s exciting. For any young leg-spinner to come out and show his skills to the world on a big stage, on a turning pitch, it was great and pretty exciting.”