Nathan Lyon signs three-year deal with Melbourne Renegades

Australia’s frontline Test spinner Nathan Lyon has inked a three-year deal with Melbourne Renegades to play in the Big Bash League until the 2025-26 season. Lyon’s move to the Renegades brings to an end his long-term association with three-time champions Sydney Sixers.

Typecasted at as a red-ball specialist, Lyon hasn’t featured in the shortest format for Australia in almost five years. However, at Renegades, he will join forces with Australia’s first-choice spinner in limited-overs cricket, Adam Zampa. The leggie recently joined Renegades as well, having played for Melbourne Stars earlier.

Prior to his stint with Sixers, Lyon initiated his career in the Big Bash League by representing Adelaide Strikers. Although, owing to national commitments, the 35-year-old has been able to play only 38 games in the BBL so far, picking up 44 wickets at an economy rate of 7.18. Lyon is currently nursing a calf injury that ruled him out of the final three Tests of the recently-concluded Ashes.

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