Nathan Lyon keen to play one-day cricket for Australia

Nathan Lyon last played a One-Day International (ODI) in March 2012 © Getty Images

Aug 17, 2013

Nathan Lyon, Australia’s frontline spinner in Test cricket has said that he is keen to play one-day cricket and is aiming to feature at the 2015 World Cup.

News.com.au reported Lyon saying, “I definitely want to play one-day cricket — there’s no doubt about that. My goal is to play all three formats for Australia. The more chance you get to play cricket for Australia, the better for me. There is no point hiding behind it. I really want to play one-day cricket.”

Ashton Agar had played in place of Lyon in the first two Tests of the ongoing Ashes and now Fawad Ahmed has come into the One-Day International (ODI) side. In ODIs, Xavier Doherty has been a fixture. Lyon has played only two ODIs, in March 2012.

Earlier, John Inverarity had said that Ahmed could be in the mix for the Ashes in Australia later this year. However, Lyon said, “I’m not even thinking about it. I’m not in the one-day squad – I’m here to hopefully win this last Test. Then we get home and get in the camp there at NSW (New South Wales) and then we’ll worry about the Australian summer when that comes.”