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Nathan Lyon joins Hampshire for the 2020 County season

England’s county club Hampshire has signed the Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon for their County Championship season 2020. Nathan Lyon will join the team as their overseas signing. The 31-year old has previously played for Worcestershire in the county.

He recently took 20 wickets in the Ashes 2019 and spun Australia to victory with the figures of 6-49 in the first Test match at the Edgbaston. 

Lyon is also the 3rd highest wicket-taker for Australia in Test matches with 363 scalps placing him behind Shane Warne (708 wickets) and Glenn McGrath (563 wickets).

Lyon said: "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," he added