Nathan Lyon Commits to Three-Year Contract with Melbourne Renegades in BBL

Nathan Lyon

Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has committed to a three-year contract with Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL) until the 2025-26 season, thus concluding his longstanding association with three-time champions Sydney Sixers.

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While renowned as a red-ball specialist, Lyon’s T20I absence for Australia extends to nearly five years. His move to Renegades will see him partnering with Adam Zampa, Australia’s preferred limited-overs spinner, who recently transitioned from Melbourne Stars.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the Melbourne Renegades,” exclaimed Lyon, citing his fondness for Marvel Stadium’s spin-friendly conditions. The prospect of a potent partnership with ‘Zamps’ and contributing to the Renegades’ success excites him.

Lyon, a former Adelaide Strikers player, has competed in a limited 38 BBL matches due to national commitments, securing 44 wickets at an economy rate of 7.18.

Currently recovering from a calf injury that sidelined him for the final three Ashes Tests, Lyon aims to return for Australia’s Test summer commencing on December 14 against Pakistan. In contrast, Renegades launch their campaign on December 8. However, Lyon’s potential participation in all five home Tests this summer might limit his BBL appearances.

James Rosengarten, Melbourne Renegades General Manager, expressed enthusiasm about bolstering the squad with Lyon and Zampa, envisioning their contribution to the club’s journey toward another BBL championship.

As Lyon embarks on this new chapter with Melbourne Renegades, fans anticipate his triumphant comeback and impact in the T20 format alongside Zampa, forming a formidable spin duo for the team’s aspirations.

Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has decided to embark on a new chapter in his cricketing career by committing to a three-year contract with Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL) until the 2025-26 season. This move marks the end of his longstanding association with three-time champions Sydney Sixers.

While Lyon is renowned as a red-ball specialist, his T20I absence for Australia has extended to nearly five years. Partnering with Adam Zampa, Australia’s preferred limited-overs spinner, at Renegades is an exciting prospect for Lyon. He expressed his delight at joining the Renegades, especially with the spin-friendly conditions at Marvel Stadium.