Nathan Lyon backs Michael Swepson to complete Australia’s “two-round operation” despite speculation that voters are opening up in Sri Lanka.
Australia defeated Pakistan in the final of the third and final day of the test in March and Swepson joined Lyon in the test.
However, Lyon won the fourth innings 5-83 in Lahore and lifted the heavyweight rebound.
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It is true that those figures do not tell the whole story – Swipson was somewhat less fortunate, especially when there were not many recent calls during the second test.
However, pressure comes next week for Swepson’s first test against Sri Lanka, he said.
Lyon suggested he was, and he “did nothing” and was happy with his partnership with Swipson on the Pakistani wickets.
“I was very happy and excited about our partnership with Pakistan,” Lyon said.
I know he (Swipson) may not have had a good visit but he is a team-focused player and we got the right team result.
“I am very happy with our partnership. I think we both still have a lot to learn, especially in this part of the world.
We are excited for the challenges ahead, we know it will be hard work, but it will be very exciting.
It is worth noting that Australia’s two-time ODI player Matthew Cuneman was led by Swipson in this week’s match against Sri Lanka.
Kuhnman is not without some strong red ball testimonies. He was one of the stars of the Sheffield Shield last season when he claimed 25 wickets for Queensland at 21.88. No whirlwind took any more wickets for the season.
Australia take on hosts Victoria Holland in their final visit to Sri Lanka in a four-day match that kicks off on Tuesday. Holland recently raised 20 wickets for Victoria at 32.10 during the offseason.
The Cavaliers lined up alongside Holland, with Tanver Sangan and Todd Murphy joining the squad, with Kuhnman, Swipson, Lyon and the injured Ashton partner making seven Australian substitutes on Sri Lankan land.
When the election changes were made, only Agar, Lyon and Swapson were selected in the test team when it was announced in April.