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Nathan Lyon compares India – Australia series, says Test series against India is comparable to the Ashes

By Bet Barter

June 25, 2020

India beat Australia 2-1 during the last series in 2018-19, which was first time that the visitors won a series in 71 years.

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Wednesday said that a Test series against India is comparable to the Ashes. Their team will become out all weapons bursting to retaliate for the arrangement annihilation of 2018-19.

India beat Australia 2-1 during the last series in 2018-19. It was the first time that the guests won a series in 71 years.

Lyon was part of the Australian Test side that lost 1-2 to India in the 2018-19 home series. It was by chance the first run through India had won a Test series in Australian soil.

India to visit Australia at the end of this year for a 4-Test series beginning December 3 in Brisbane.

Lyon, 32, has been Australia's chief spinner throughout the previous 10 years. It was the first time that he got a pre-season break, civility the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I haven't had a pre-season. This is basically my first winter in 10 years. It's exciting to be home and just to be around all the boys here and all the rookies as well trying to pass on a little bit of knowledge," he said.

"Have I started bowling? I've been doing a bit of bowling-coaching with young Ben Manenti from the Sydney Sixers, so I've been bowling with him a fair bit over the last three to four weeks."

A revived Lyon is relied upon to represent a genuine danger to India later this late spring, however the bowler himself isn't sure about the resumption of cricket disturbed by the pandemic.

"Well we know that something will come eventually. We're getting some really good preparation under the belt and can enjoy spending some time at home," he said.

"I'll put Kayo on make sure the game's on the TV there. I'll try and watch different players and see how they go about their business," he said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing some cricket being played, I'm starting to get the itch back now, it's pretty exciting."

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