10 Rarest facts about Adam Lyth

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England’s Test opener Adam Lyth turns 29 today. (© Getty Images)

10 Rarest facts about Adam Lyth: Adam Lyth, born 25 September, 1987, is a humble and highly talented left-handed cricketer. Lyth is better known for giving solid starts to England’s batting along with the skipper Alistair Cook in Test cricket. His debut in the international cricket marked the much needed inclusion of a cool opener in the England’s Test team in the absence of experienced Jonathan Trott.

Lyth has enough skills and experience to hit the balls towards the boundary rope or even hanging at the field for little longer as per the situation demands. Though, he is still in his first year in international cricket, but it was sheer determination, courage and performance at county cricket that saw his rise from a Yorkshire batsman to an international cricketer. Lyth has played 7 Tests (13 innings) and scored 265 runs with 1 ton at an average of just 20.38.

As the cricketer turns 28 today, here are the 10 Rarest facts about Adam Lyth:

1. Football to Cricket:

Before switching to cricket, Adam Lyth played football in the Northern Premiere League at the semi-professional level while representing Whitby Town FC.

2. County Championship:

Adam Lyth successfully scored 645 runs in the county championship in 2008 season that helped him win “Yorkshire CCC Young Player of the Year award” he was just 21 at that time.

3. Nagging Nickname:

Adam Lyth is often called Peanut by his team mates because of his cute and childlike face.

4. Record-breaking ton:

Adam Lyth entered into the county record book in 2012 when he scored 248* while carrying his bat through through the innings.

Watch: Finch & Lyth takes catch of the century

5. International ton:

Adam Lyth successfully hit his first century against New Zealand in the second Test earlier this year, he scored 107.

6. Poor run:

Unfortunately, England’s glorious Ashes series this year didn’t see the young cricketer scoring too many runs. In fact, he failed to hit even a single half century in the last 9 innings that he played for his team.

7. Test debutant number 666:

According to biblical tradition 666 is often denoted as the sign of the beast – something which is associated with Satan – Adam Lyth didn’t mind about it and continues wearing the cap and shirt with the number 666, though he was given an option to skip that.

8. Whitby’s wonder:

This small coastal town of Witby, where Lyth was born, is more a place with literary significance than cricket. The place has its mention in Bam Stroker’s classic Count Dracula. Interestingly, no previous English cricketer has ever hailed from the place in the last few years.

9. Forgetting Football days:

Unlike other cricketers who proudly talk about their earlier days, Adam Lyth is often found unwilling to disclose about his days as a Footballer. He is now solely focused to score more runs for England in Test cricket.

10. Engaging with Golf:

Yorkshire’s sports psychologist came with a unique idea. He suggested Adam Lyth to play golf and get him holing one short putt after another in order to raise the concentration level of the skillful but inconsistent left-hander.

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