Lyon holds on to World Cup dream
pearances, and his cruel axing from the last World Cup squad, has always been the hardest thing for him to swallow.
For all that he’s achieved in Test cricket since making his debut in 2011, Lyon has only played 18 ODIs and has never played at the World Cup.
Now he’s been given a sec- ond chance, picked to play in the three-match series against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground today, and has no time to dwell in the past. “It is what it is,” he said. “I understood why I haven’t being playing white ball cricket but I’ve got my opportunity now so I just have to make sure I go out and take it with both hands. Like any cricketer, you want to play at the highest level against the best players in the world under extreme pressure and that’s what the World Cup is. I obviously haven’t been a part of one but it’s my dream so I really hope I get the opportunity.”
POINT TO PROVE: Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon is hoping to impress at the SCG in the one-day international. Picture: BRETT COSTELLO