Australian spinner Nathan Lyon thinks his side have every chance of beating England in the upcoming Ashes series.
Australia spin bowler Nathan Lyon has spoken out concerning his team’s chances against England in the Ashes and the Three Lion’s form in the run-up to the series.
With England struggling to draw their three match Test series against New Zealand last month, Lyon thinks the Aussies have every chance of regaining the Ashes urn.
“We feel we’re heading in the right direction,” Lyon said to Sky Sports.
“It’s a young group, it’s a whole new culture starting again but we’ve got the confidence and we know we have got the skill to take it to England.”
However, although England did not perform as well as expected against the Black Caps, Australia fared far worse during their recent tour of India.
Lyon was part of an Australian side that were whitewashed 4-0 in the sub-continent, their worst series defeat since losing to South Africa in 1970.
The 25-year-old spinner has been a regular in the Aussie Test side since his debut in 2011, playing 22 five-day matches and taking 76 wickets.
There has been further good news for Lyon this week in the run up to the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on July 10, with the bowler retaining his central contract in the latest 20-man list from Cricket Australia.
Whilst the Australians have no Test cricket until the Ashes, England have further time to prepare as they take on New Zealand once again in a two match series on home soil.