[caption id="attachment_793005" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-793005" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nathan-Lyon-1.jpg" alt="Nathan Lyon" width="628" height="355" /> Nathan Lyon (R) bowls during the second ODI in Adelaide (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nathan-lyon/">Nathan Lyon</a> might be <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a>'s greatest offspinner to have played Tests but he is yet to crack the limited-overs code. Despite making his debut in 2012, Lyon has played just 17 ODIs so far, picking up 18 wickets at 42.83. <p></p> <p></p>Whereas in Tests, he has 339 wickets in 84 matches. <p></p> <p></p>He was the joint-highest wicket-taker of the four-Test series against India with 21 wickets alongside India pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Having been picked for the following three-match ODI series which <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-ms-dhoni-kedar-jadhav-seal-odi-series-win-after-yuzvendra-chahals-six-792721">concluded on Friday</a>, Lyon was dropped after going wictketless in the first two ODIs at Sydney and Adelaide. <p></p> <p></p>He completed his quota of 10 overs in both the matches but failed to take a wicket. He was replaced by legspinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/adam-zampa/">Adam Zampa</a> for the third ODI which India went on to win in a last-over finish to claim the series 2-1. <p></p> <p></p>Spin bowling legend <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shane-warne/">Shane Warne</a> reckons that the lack of variations is the biggest reason why Lyon hasn't been able to find success in limited-overs cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"If Nathan Lyon wants to be a white ball cricketer, Twenty20 or 50-over cricket, I think he needs to develop something else," Warne told <em>Fox Cricket</em>. The key in Test match cricket is being patient and bowling ball after ball after ball, you can t do that in white ball cricket, you have got to bowl different balls all the time, and Nathan Lyon has really got an off-spinner or a faster off-spinner. <p></p> <p></p>Warne further added, "He just needs to develop a faster one or a top-spinner or something that goes the other way to be successful in this form of the game." <p></p> <p></p>With the ICC World Cup a few months away, Warne says Australia have to take a wicket-taking spinner to England and believes Zampa fits the bill. <p></p> <p></p>"I think Australia have to take wickets Australian spinners bowling, they haven t taken any wickets and that s what you have to do. If you re going to win a World Cup you need spinners in those middle overs to take wickets," Warne said. "I think Australia with Zampa, over the wrist spin who spins it both ways is a chance to get you in the middle overs and take wickets. He can spin the ball both ways and I like them using him."