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Lyon named in Sydney Sixers squad
Nathan Lyon is closing in on a return from the finger injury he suffered in the final Test against New Zealand having been named in the Sydney Sixers’ squad for the local derby against the Sydney Thunder at Sydney Showgrounds on Saturday.
Lyon split his thumb dropping a return catch at the SCG which delayed his entry into this season’s BBL having been overlooked for Australia’s one-day tour of India.
A decision will be taken closer to the start of the match against the Thunder as to whether Lyon is able to make the final XI.
The Sixers, who are currently second, are set to get a major boost to their line-up for the closing stages of qualifying and then the knockouts with Steven Smith and Josh Hazlewood due to be available following the ODI tour of India.
I’m really looking forward to getting back out there for the Sixers,” Lyon said. “Whether that’s Saturday or Monday or whenever, I want to make a contribution as we head towards the finals. We get [Steve] Smith and [Josh] Hazlewood back soon too, so it’s a pretty exciting team to be around.”
Source: ESPN Crickinfo