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Nathan Lyon signs as Hampshire's overseas player
County Championship

Nathan Lyon signs as Hampshire's overseas player

Nathan Lyon has signed with Hampshire for the 2020 season of the County Championship after inking a red-ball contract with the club.

Lyon, Australia's premier off-spinner with 363 Test wickets to date, was one of the top performers in the recent Ashes series claiming 20 wickets in five games.

He previously turned out for Worcestershire for a few games in 2017 but this will be his first stint in the 10-team Division One of the championship.

Lyon joins the likes of Travis Head, Cameron Bancroft and Peter Siddle among his compatriots set to feature in the next edition of the championship.

"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," Lyon said.

"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," he added.

Apart from his bowling feats in the longer format, Lyon has also transitioned to finding a spot in the white-ball unit having played in the World Cup earlier this summer.

"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," Giles White, Director of Hampshire Cricket, stated.