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ICC World Cup 2019: Nathan Lyon wants to strike off playing in the mega event from his bucket list

Lyon spoke about his confidence in his skills and where he sees himself.

Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The ICC World Cup 2019 will be hosted in England and Wales starting 30th May and every team is trying to find the right combination for the tournament. While teams are busy looking to fill spots in their squads and smooth out the chinks in their armors. They are looking for alternatives for already filled spots and choosing backups.

5-time World Champions and current title holders Australia is also trying their level best to get by till the time their premier batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner return; are also looking to finalize their spots in the team. The fast bowling contingent of the Australian team is wonderfully settled with the likes of Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood recovering from injuries and the team finding some good replacements in Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff.

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The biggest competition in the World Cup squad is for the spinner’s spot with the likes of Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon vying for a place in the playing XI. Nathan Lyon in an interview recently gave details about his plans for making it into the Australia World Cup squad.

Nathan Lyon speaks about his chances for the 2019 World Cup

Nathan Lyon, along with Adam Zampa are almost certainties in the Australian 2019 World Cup squad. The two spinners are currently part of Australian team playing India in the five-match ODI series. While Zampa has played all three ODIs and has done extremely well; Lyon did a decent job in the second and third ODIs.

Lyon spoke about his chances in World Cup and said, “You always want to play in the big tournaments and I’ve never had the opportunity to play in a World Cup. It’s definitely on my bucket list. I do believe two spinners in a squad is going to play a massive role, especially in the U.K. I dare say nearly every side in the World Cup will be playing two spinners.”

Lyon spoke about his confidence in his skills and where he sees himself. Australia still has two matches left in the India ODI series and then play Pakistan in five ODI matches in UAE. He mentioned that with so many matches to go, there are ample opportunities for players to show their class and skills and put their hands up for various available positions in the team.

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