cricket-news

Spin-bowling coach Davison says Lyon 'more advanced than Swann at same age'

Sydney, Oct 20 : Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon's mentor has suggested that his protege is more advanced than England spinner Graeme Swann was at the same age.


According to the Sydney Morning Herald, John Davison, the former South Australian spinner who etched his name into cricket folklore when he hit the fastest century in World Cup history for Canada, is the spin bowling coach at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

He has overseen the 25-year-old Lyon's rise through the ranks and is adamant the off-spinner from the NSW bush is still to blossom despite having already taken 85 wickets from 25 Tests, the report said.

Davison said that Lyon was developing big time and because he was only 25, he could play for another 15 years at the top level, adding that he was still getting to really know his game.

He added that Lyon had probably played as many Tests as first-class games and if he was compared to Graeme Swann at the same age, Swann was probably floundering in English county cricket.

Swann is on track to grasp his 250th Test wicket in Australia this summer but he was a late bloomer, despite making his international debut at 20, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 20-10-2013)

cricket-news headlines

Super Kings score 140/6 against Royals

Rajasthan Royals elect to field against Super Kings

IPL: All-round Kings XI Punjab register easy victory

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI big win

Sunrisers elect to field against Kings XI

IPL: Mukul Mudgal Committee to agrees to continue probe

Amritsar and Patiala record outright victories

Virat Kohli has made a place for himself: Javagal Srinath

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

IPL scam: BCCI proposes panel to SC; petitioner objects

IPL: CSK thrash Delhi by 93 runs

Chennai Super Kings get a big win over Daredevils

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top