47 Facts About Nathan Lyon

1. Nathan Lyon was supported by the reconvened Missouri State Convention which reconvened on July 22, 1861, declared the office of Governor and other state officials "vacant", and appointed a Unionist provisional state government under former Missouri Chief Justice Hamilton Gamble.

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2. Nathan Lyon had most of the excess weapons in the arsenal secretly moved to Illinois.

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3. Nathan Lyon guessed correctly that Jackson would seize the federal arsenal in St Louis if the state seceded and that the Union had insufficient defensive forces to prevent the seizure.

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4. In February 1861, Nathan Lyon was made commander of the Union arsenal in St Louis, Missouri, where tensions grew between the Union soldiers stationed there and the secessionist governor of the state, Claiborne Jackson.

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5. Nathan Lyon is only the second cricketer ever to not be dismissed in any innings during a five-Test series.

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6. Nathan Lyon has two daughters, Harper and Milla Ellen, with his partner Mel.

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7. Since the retirement of Shane Warne in 2007, Nathan Lyon is the only specialist Australian spinner to have taken over 100 Test wickets.

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8. Nathan Lyon became the 17th bowler in the history of Test cricket to take a wicket off his first ball in the format.

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9. In 2011, Nathan Lyon was called up to the Australian Test squad for the tour to Sri Lanka.

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10. Nathan Lyon was born in a small town of Young in New South Wales.

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11. Nathan Lyon took his 300th test wicket during the 3rd test in Cape Town by dismissing Kagiso Rabada out stumped.

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12. Nathan Lyon would finish the year by taking more Test wickets than anyone else.

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13. Nathan Lyon took the most wickets in a two-Test series by an Australian bowler.

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14. Nathan Lyon achieved this feat during the first Test against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium by dismissing Mehedi Hasan Miraz.

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15. Nathan Lyon achieved this feat during the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium by dismissing Dhananjaya de Silva.

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16. Nathan Lyon made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against India on 29 January 2016.

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17. On 5 January 2014, Nathan Lyon became only the second cricketer ever to not be dismissed in any innings during a five-Test series.

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18. Nathan Lyon played in three of the four Tests of the subsequent home series against India—being left out of the team for the third Test on the pace-friendly WACA Ground—taking seven wickets at an average of 41.57.

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19. Nathan Lyon took two wickets for Australia against the Sri Lanka Board XI in the three-day warm-up match at the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium.

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20. Nathan Lyon has signed to play in the inaugural season of the Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers.

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21. Nathan Lyon went on to play for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield and the Australian domestic limited-overs competition.

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22. Nathan Lyon moved from Young to Canberra as a teenager where he went on to play for ACT Cricket's under-17s and under-18s representative teams.

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23. Nathan Lyon holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an Australian off-spin bowler, after passing Hugh Trumble's 141 wickets in 2015.

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24. Nathan Lyon returned for the Blues in their previous Shield match against Tasmania and almost bowled NSW to victory, claiming four wickets on the last day of a rain-marred match at the SCG, which ended in.

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25. Nathan Lyon is hopeful he'll still feature in next year's one-day World Cup for Australia despite not facing South Africa in the limited overs matches this summer.

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26. Nathan Lyon has been considered Australia's premier Test spinning option for seven years now.

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27. Nathan Lyon is hopeful he'll still feature in next year's one-day World Cup for Australia despite not facing South Africa in the Gillette ODI Series this summer.

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28. Nathan Lyon has been Australia's premier Test spinning option for seven years, but has.

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29. Nathan Lyon is hopeful he'll still feature in next year's one-day World Cup for Australia, despite not facing South Africa in the limited-overs matches this summer.

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30. Nathan Lyon 'definitely' wants to play at the Cricket World Cup.

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31. Nathan Lyon 'definitely' looking to feature for Australia at 2019 World Cup.

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32. Nathan Lyon returns to old job washing windscreens at Canberra traffic lights.

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33. Nathan Lyon had played the most but never quite believed he belonged.

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34. Nathan Lyon was recalled from AHL Leigh Valley on Monday it is just a formality that likely had to wait until Nathan Walker cleared waivers and was officially sent down to the minors.

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35. Nathan Lyon recently went past Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee to movie into fourth position in Australia's all-time wicket.

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36. On 6 March 2018, Nathan Lyon was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against South Africa in Durban.

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37. On 27 August 2017, Nathan Lyon became the 8th Australian bowler and the second Australian spinner after Shane Warne to take 250 Test wickets.

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38. On 28 July 2016, Nathan Lyon became the first Australian off-spinner to take 200 Test wickets.

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39. In June 2015, Nathan Lyon took his 142nd Test wicket, passing Hugh Trumble to become the most prolific wicket-taker of all Australian off-spinners.

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40. In 2015, Nathan Lyon was not named in Australia's final squad of 15 for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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41. Nathan Lyon became just the sixth Australian off-spinner to take 100 Test wickets.

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42. On 24 April 2013, Nathan Lyon was named as the only spinner in the upcoming 2013 Ashes series for the Australian squad.

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43. Nathan Lyon took his first wicket off his first ball in Test cricket on 1 September 2011, his victim was Kumar Sangakkara.

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44. Nathan Lyon made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Galle on 31 August 2011.

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45. On 26 July 2011, Nathan Lyon was selected in the Australian Test squad for the tour to Sri Lanka in 2011.

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46. In 2013, Nathan Lyon returned to represent his home state New South Wales and Sydney Sixers.

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47. In 2010 Nathan Lyon moved to Adelaide and worked as a member of the ground staff team at the Adelaide Oval.

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