NATHAN Lyon’s brother Brendan is a batting coach who has a booming business in Sydney.
One of his clients this year has been his younger brother, with the pair spending a lot of time during the winter honing the Test spinner’s craft with the willow.
Nathan was originally a batsman, coming in at the top of the order when the brothers both played in Young, in country NSW.
“He recognises that he needs to work on his batting,” Brendan said.
Lyon was the only not-out batsman in Australia’s innings yesterday.
He finished on 24, with two boundaries and a six.
DAVID Warner can never again hold a leadership position in Australian cricket, but he can in Bangladesh.
The suspended opener was given a lifetime leadership ban by Cricket Australia as part of his punishment for the ball-tampering fiasco in Cape Town earlier this year.
But after signing as one of the Sylhet Sixers’ two overseas players for next year’s Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament, he was also elevated to the captaincy.
THE NEW WALL
INDIAN No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara plies his craft in the manner of countryman Rahul Dravid, forever known as the “Wall” for his ability to bat and bat.
Pujara, who scored a super first-innings century in Adelaide, has also matched Dravid for milestones.
The pair brought up 3000, then 4000, then 5000 Test runs in exactly the same amount of innings — their 67th, 84th and 108th.
THE scourge of Twenty20 batting affecting red-ball cricket has played itself out twice in this round of Sheffield Shield games, with batsmen at the non-striker’s end backing up way too far.
At the MCG on Friday, Victorian Glenn Maxwell got to 57 before a deflection off Western Australian bowler Matt Kelly hit the stumps, leaving the batsman short of his ground.
In Tasmania yesterday Ben McDermott, on six, was four steps out of his crease when a full-blooded drive from Jordan Silk — straight back at Queensland bowler Jack Wildermuth — touched his fingers before crashing into the wickets for a similar unlucky result.