Nathan Lyon, the indefatigable Australian offspinner, has undoubtedly stolen the show on-and-off the field to kick-start the Ashes.
“We respect the English, we know they’re going to come back bigger and better and stronger … it’s not going to be a walk in the park,” Lyon told reporters in Adelaide on Wednesday (November 29).
“One of the dangerous little periods is when teams are far down or in turmoil if you want to call it that – I don’t think they are,” Lyon said. “If you don’t respect a team, that’s when they can come back and bite you. We can’t sit on our hands and just think it’s going to happen again.
“We have just got to go out there and prepare the way the Australian team prepares and make sure come day one of this Test match, we’re firing and hopefully carrying on from where we left off in Brissy.”
“It’s a game of cricket, I don’t think I spooked anyone,” he said. “I like it when opposition guys try to attack me and try to whack me out of the attack. Name of the game is to take wickets and score runs, so no doubt England will come prepared and they’ll have a different plan for me compared to what they did in the first Test.”