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Nathan Lyon is the best spinner in the world – John Davison

Nathan Lyon is the best spinner in the world - John Davison

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon is the “best” spinner in the world, according to his mentor John Davison.

Lyon is the leading wicket taker in 2017 with 57 scalps, which includes successful tours of India and Bangladesh. The offspinner has continued his stunning form with 11 wickets during the opening two Tests of the Ashes to be arguably Australia’s most dangerous bowler.

“The majority of his career he’s been battling for a steady position in the team, in general they’ve been looking for who is coming through rather than possibly backing him to the hilt,” Davison said.

“I think he’s been thrown under the bus a little bit, in terms of when we went through that little bad period 12 months ago as a team,” he added.

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