Nathan Lyon’s injury casts doubt on Australia’s bowling lineup in Ashes Test

Australia’s Nathan Lyon suffered a potentially significant injury during the second day of the Ashes Test at Lord’s. While chasing a ball towards the boundary, Lyon pulled up with a right calf injury and had to leave the field in pain. As he was playing his 100th consecutive Test match, Lyon’s durability had been highly regarded, making him the first specialist bowler to achieve this milestone. He had already made an impact in the match by taking the wicket of Zak Crawley, breaking the opening stand of 91.

Further assessment will be conducted overnight to determine the extent of Lyon’s injury. If he is unable to continue playing in the current match, Australia will be left with one less specialist bowler, potentially relying on non-regular spinners like Travis Head, Steven Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne for spin options.