Nathan Lyon pens a deal with Lancashire for the upcoming 2024 season

Australian Test bowler Nathan Lyon is poised to join Lancashire for the 2024 season, as disclosed by the English county on Thursday.

The 36-year-old off-spinner, renowned for claiming 496 Test wickets, previously exhibited his talents with Worcestershire in 2017, contributing significantly to their promotion from Division 2.

Expressing his excitement, Lyon mentioned, “I’m thrilled about this opportunity and eagerly anticipate a full season of county cricket with Lancashire in England.” He affirmed his availability for all formats, highlighting his adaptability.

Fond of playing cricket in England, Lyon expressed a keenness to further develop his skills and contribute to Lancashire’s victories by sharing his wealth of experiences garnered over time.

Despite a calf injury suffered at Lord’s earlier in the year during the drawn Ashes series, Lyon remains undeterred in his eagerness to join Lancashire. Prior to the injury, he had an exceptional streak of 100 consecutive Test appearances for Australia.

As the third-highest wicket-taker in Australia’s Test history, Lyon joins the league of illustrious figures like Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

Mark Chilton, Lancashire’s director of cricket performance, lauded Lyon’s inclusion in the squad, stating, “Nathan’s expertise and extensive experience make him a valuable addition for the entirety of the upcoming summer, and we eagerly seized the opportunity to have him join our squad for the 2024 season.”

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