Australia’s premium spinner Nathan Lyon has missed the adrenaline rush of Take a look at cricket whereas he was away from the sport as a result of COVID-19 pandemic however says the break has rekindled his want to transcend 500 wickets within the format.
Lyon, who’s simply 4 video games wanting taking part in 100 Assessments, has captured 390 wickets to this point, essentially the most by any Australian off-spinner.
“I nonetheless really feel I am getting higher and nonetheless really feel like I’ve obtained quite a lot of cricket to supply Cricket Australia,” Lyon, who turns 33 on Friday, was quoted as saying by foxsports.
“Undoubtedly 500 and past is on my radar.”
Lyon will turn out to be simply the 10th participant in Australian historical past to achieve 100 Assessments, within the fourth and ultimate match in opposition to India in Brisbane early subsequent yr.
The veteran spinner final performed a Take a look at in January this yr earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut down cricket throughout the globe. He says the break has made him hungrier to carry out.
“In all probability it is pushed my love for the sport,” Lyon stated.
“With out with the ability to play the sport that you just love a lot and never with the ability to play that often that is pushed my ardour to get on the market and that starvation to carry out properly once more.
“Probably the most I’ve missed is that stress that comes together with taking part in Take a look at cricket. Lacking that adrenaline.”
Lyon has snapped 9 wickets in three video games for New South Wales this season.
India’s tour begins on November 27 with three ODIs and as many T20Is earlier than the four-Take a look at sequence begins in Adelaide on December 17.