Experienced Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has recently shared his views on how he can get a grip of the ball which will help on a wet surface during the Big Bash League final which is slated to be played in Sydney. His BBL team Sydney Sixers will take on either Melbourne Stars or Sydney Thunder in the final on Saturday. However, as per the weather forecast, there will be rain and thunderstorms for Sydney on Saturday which might bring a shortened game as well.
“Putting the balls in different grips and trying to work out what grips works best, what hand position works best to bowl the ball and perform my skills — it provides a new challenge. I think it’s exciting,” Lyon said to the cricket.com.au.
“It’s not ideal but I’ve got my method that I can hopefully cope with anything thrown my way. It’s just part of the game. I’ve played enough cricket that I can get around that now hopefully so I can make an impact in that game,” he later added.
While he was asked if the Sixers could consider another seamer in place of a spinner keeping the weather forecast in mind, Nathan Lyon said that this might not take place.
“I don’t think so to be honest with you. What’s worked really well for the Sixers over the last few games I’ve been a part of has been our great bowling squad and the different options we have throughout our (team). That’s been one of the strengths of the Sixers in the last few games,” the veteran expressed.
However, Sixers will play the final after a break of eight days but Lyon said that it would not be a problem to play after the break.
“It’s definitely not a disadvantage,” he said.
“You can look at the positives from both angles. If you’re the Melbourne Stars you get to keep playing games but we get to freshen up, get ready and make sure our fitness is in top order. It’s good to have a little break in between what’s been a hectic schedule. I don’t think it suits any side in particular,” Nathan Lyon concluded.