Lyon recently won the 400th test right after a long wait. The 34-year-old became the third Australian bowler to achieve this feat. His four-stroke in the second inning caused a fall in EnglandThe second half and paved the way for a relatively comfortable win.
Speaking to The Herald and The Age ahead of the day-night test in Adelaide, Lyon said:
“I believe we can win 5-0…for sure. “I never went into a Test series thinking I was going to go in and lose a game. We will do everything we can. If we prepare well and play with the positivity of cricket under the new captain, there’s no reason why we can’t win 5-0. “
“That said, England is a classy outfit, and they will challenge us here and there. With two pinkball games now, we’re going to make sure we’re completely in our game.”
The Blundstone Arena in Hobart has transferred hosting rights to the Fifth Trial. It marks the first time the Tasmanian capital has hosted an encounter with the Ashes. Like the Second Test of Adelaide, the Final Test of the series will also be played with a pink ball.
Whether they play spin or not, it’s not up to me: Lyon
Spinner across from Lyon’s camp, Jack Leach, endured a horrifying outing during the First Test. People who like David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne has been attacking the left gyro from the start, which has led to speculation that he could drop the player and opt for an all-speed attack.
The 34-year-old, who has begun his ticketing journey as part of the Adelaide Oval’s ground staff, notes that on that surface a camera is required. He added:
“I’m always happy to play on top no matter what. The way I look at Cricket Trials, you just can’t choose your team for the first session of the Test. The cricket challenge is a long, challenging game, but I’m looking forward to it [Stuart] Wide and [Jimmy] Anderson to play. “
“Whether they play the spinner or not, it doesn’t depend on me. It’s a challenge but he’s definitely a top bowler and he’ll be back. He’s going to do his job and we need to make sure Australia is prepared. I don’t know what the Adelaide Bridge will look like but I can guarantee it will be a cracked bridge in my eyes.”
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Australia is battling a trauma crisis of its own with Josh Hazlewood and David Warner cast doubt on the Second Test. Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser will compete for Hazlewood’s spot while Warner is likely to be replaced by Usman Khawaja.
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