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I can learn a lot from Ashwin, says Lyon

Australia’s Nathan Lyon revealed that he has been analysing ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to improve his own bowling as there is a lot to learn from the in-form Indian.

I can learn a lot from Ashwin, says Lyon
Australian team during a training session at Pune ahead of the first Test against India


“I have watched a lot of Ashwin. He is a world class bowler and I can learn a lot from him,” said Lyon at an open media session ahead of Australia’s four-Test series against India, commencing here on Thursday. 

“I’m not going to tell you what I have been working on. I definitely changed my approach to the subcontinent conditions as compared to four years ago. We have to wait and see how it comes out, I guess. I have been watching a lot of footage of Ashwin, the way he goes about it, his different release points. He is a worldclass spinner, the best at the moment in the world, there is a reason for it. Been studying him a lot, hopefully I can put that in play,” he added. 

Lyon admitted that playing in India would be a “good challenge” for his entire team. 

“I am aware you need to change a few things here and there. But it’s a game of cricket. We are playing on the same wickets as they are. So there are no excuses. There is going to be different challenge lying ahead for us on this tour. We have a really good squad together. Wickets are going to turn, going to reverse, the big quicks are going to play a role. It’s a good challenge for the whole team,” he said.

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