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Test spinner Nathan Lyon moves to New South Wales

AFP |April 25, 2013, 8:59 AM IST
Test spinner Nathan Lyon moves to New South Wales

Sydney: Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has made an inter-state switch, leaving South Australia to join New South Wales, Cricket NSW said on Thursday. The New South Wales-born off-spinner, 25, has played 22 Tests and was named on Wednesday in Australia's touring squad to play in this year's Ashes series in England.

Cricket NSW said the move will allow Lyon to work closely with former Test bowler Stuart MacGill, who works as a part-time spin coach at Cricket Australia's centre of excellence. "Having grown up in New South Wales and played my early cricket there, it is an exciting prospect to be returning home," Lyon said.

"Knowing a number of the players pretty well, I'm looking forward to coming to Sydney to live and being part of the Blues squad for next season."

NSW boast a number of other Australian internationals on their books including Test captain Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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