Nathan Lyon is looking to force his way back into the Australian team after being dropped from the second Test at Hyderabad.

A disappointed Lyon said," It's disappointing not to be part of the team. But the selectors and captain have a job to pick the best team."

After being taken for runs in the Chennai Test, Lyon was dropped for the Hyderabad Test and was replaced by left-arm orthodox spinner Xavier Doherty. Lyon heaped praise on Doherty and debutant Glenn Maxwell after they shared seven wickets between them in the first innings.