I don't buy that at all.Lyon has taken a bucket load of wickets in India. One of his more recent performances over there he took 13 wickets in a match. We just don’t produce pitches that suit him in Australia.
It says absolutely nothing at all about Lyon.
Al Hasen would be spoken about as one of the best ever if he'd played for a traditional cricket teamIf you're adding Stokes, you have to have Watson.
Their stats are extremely similar.
FWIW Stokes is the one on that list that doesn't stand out.
Shahid Afridi, Chris Cairns, Shakib al Hasan all could be in the conversation as well.
Lyon did the first part well, averaged 2.65 runs an over against India (0.34 below his average), and his 9th most restrictive series he's bowled (out of 35). It just didn't translate to wickets, for whatever reason (and I'm willing to just attribute it to bad luck).Lyon wasn't terrible but someone with his experience should be able to restrict scoring and eventually force mistakes.
Doesn't help also when bowlers like Starc don't have the patience to set a batsman up and bowl so many 4 balls.
Really? Haha that's hilariousThe home umpiring in India has been pretty terrible.
The other day the Indians went up in unison to appeal and in one camera angle you could see the square leg umpire also go up, disgraceful stuff.
Wow.Came clear off the glove of the batsman, English fielder caught it. Given not out, England reviewed and the evidence was conclusive.
Indian 3rd umpire gave it not out.
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Why didn’t they overturn the decision if they gave them the review back?
Or was it a while after?
There was no doubt that the batsman was out, and the 3rd umpire got it wrong. The only question was whether this should be attributed to incompetence or bias. Never attribute anything to malice, which can be easily explained by incompetence.Probably more important for the 3rd umpire to be neutral.