Lyon keen to meet up with Murali again


Australia spinner Nathan Lyon hopes to meet up with spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan when the Aussies travel to the sub-continent in late July, in order to pick the world record holder's brain.

Muralitharan has assisted the Australia players before, and Lyon feels he would benefit greatly from a top up chat, not so much from a technical point of view, but more tactical and mental.

Lyon told the CA website: "(Spin coach) John Davison and myself were just talking today about a few comments that he (Murali) said about how you should be bowling over on the sub-continent.

"So I'm looking forward to putting those into play and hopefully it will be good to catch up with Murali again over there.

"I'll see if I can tee up to have a coffee at the hotel or even if we can get him down to a training session would be fantastic.

"It’s not so much technical, I've got a little bit different action to Murali. It’s more mindset, and attacking and defending in sub-continental conditions.

"Just understanding the game, and somebody of his quality and what he was able to do in sub-continent conditions was pretty spectacular so if I can learn off him by just listening to him and talking to him then I'm heading in the right direction."