Nathan Lyon Injured | Nathan Lyon ruled out of Ashes due to calf injury



London: Veteran Australian spinner Nathan Lyon was on Monday ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes series due to a right calf injury. The 36-year-old off-spinner, playing his 100th consecutive Test for Australia, suffered a calf injury while fielding on the second day of the second Test. Australia won the second Test by 43 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Lyon was immediately ruled out of the match following the injury and did not bowl or field thereafter. However, he came out to bat in Australia’s second innings and shared a 15-run partnership for the last wicket. Cricket Australia has not announced a replacement and fellow off-spinner Todd Murphy is expected to replace him in the third Test. Read also Lyon is not sure whether he will return to Australia for rehabilitation or will remain in England. The veteran spinner said he would be available to guide Murphy. Lyon said, ‚ÄúDuring the last session here (fourth day) I sat with Todd and talked about spin bowling like we do. I have a lot of faith in Todd. He is a great player. He is ready to learn.” “I have told him that whether I am with him in the dressing room or sitting on the bed watching TV, I am always available on the phone,” he added. (agency)

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