Nathan Lyon deserves more respect
I can't understand why people bag Lyon so incessantly. Yes, he has his flaws and bowled too flat at times this summer.
But 62 Test wickets at 32 is a good return from a very inexeperienced young off spinner based in a country with unhelpful pitches.
KEEP THIS IN MIND: The best three spinners in world cricket are Ajmal, Herath and Swann.
Ajmal's first 62 wickets cost him 31 apiece.
Herath - 35 apiece.
Swann - 30 apiece.
But the key point is that Lyon is WAY younger than those guys were. He's only 25, whereas they were aged 30+ when they picked up their 62nd Test wicket.
I'm not suggesting that this means he will better, or even as good, as that trio. But those stats should be kept in mind by those who talk of Lyon as though he is the worst tweaker to ever play international cricket.
He may well struggle in India. Hell, even the greatest spinner of all time Shane Warne had a tough time over there. But Lyon is still very young and green has the potential to be a very good Test spinner and could easily end up taking 200+ wickets.