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Hampshire Secure Nathan Lyon Signing For 2020

The Australian off-spinner has signed a deal to become the club's overseas player, putting pen-to-paper on a red-ball contract for the 2020 season

Hampshire Cricket are delighted to announce the signing of Australian off-spinner, Nathan Lyon.

The 31-year-old has signed a deal to become the club’s overseas player for next year’s County Championship, putting pen-to-paper on a red-ball contract for 2020.

Lyon – considered the best off-spinner to ever represent Australia – has a wealth of international experience, with 91 Test caps to his name since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2011, a game in which he removed Kumar Sangakkara which his first ever Test delivery.

The right-armer has been prolific with the ball throughout his international career, claiming 363 Test wickets to date and becoming just the sixth Australian to take 300 scalps – the nation’s second most successful spinner of all-time. He is Australia’s third highest Test wicket taker, sitting behind Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

The New South Wales-born bowler was a crucial component of Australia’s successful Ashes side this summer, taking 20 wickets in five Tests. Lyon has also been an important feature of Australia’s one-day squad in the last 18 months, featuring during this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup as Aaron Finch’s side reached the competition’s semi-final stages.

Nathan is a really high-class spinner and we identified him in the summer as someone who would be a great addition to our Championship side. He has a real appetite for county cricket and is keen to be a part of what we’re trying to do here, so we’re delighted to secure his signature and we can’t wait to have him on board next summer.

Giles White, Director Of Cricket

I very much look forward to playing with Hampshire in next year’s County Championship. It is a fabulous opportunity to be involved with a leading county who have had a long and successful relationship with Australian cricketers.

I love playing cricket in England and no doubt will enjoy the 2020 summer with the Hampshire players, coaches, members and supporters. We will all be focused on winning the County Championship in 2020 - I can’t wait.

Nathan Lyon

The best way to catch Nathan and the rest of the Hampshire squad in action all year long next season is with a 2020 Hampshire Cricket Membership and there’s never been a better time to join or renew with Early Bird and Direct Debit discounts now available.

2020 Members also receive access to an exclusive allocation of tickets for next summer’s international fixtures at the Ageas Bowl all at a discounted price, including for the sold-out England v Australia One-Day International on Tuesday 14th July as well as England’s IT20 against Pakistan on Wednesday 2nd September.

2020 Memberships

More information on each Membership offering can be found online via the link above, over the phone on 0844 847 1863 or in person at the Ageas Bowl Ticket Office (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm).

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