Nathan Lyon has been called into Australia’s T20 squad for the final two matches of the series against India this week.
Lyon replaces youngster Cameron Green, who has been released to join the Australia A squad for a three-day red-ball clash against an Indian side starting Sunday at Drummoyne Oval.
Lyon hasn’t played in an international T20 in over two years, but could be brought straight into the side for Sunday’s clash in Sydney.
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Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar already suffered a series-ending calf injury, with Mitchell Swepson earlier brought in as cover. Swepson played alongside fellow tweaker Ashton Agar in Friday’s series-opener, bagging 1/21 off two overs.
Australia’s white-ball squad is already lacking key names for the remaining two clashes. David Warner and Pat Cummins, through injury and load management respectively, have been ruled out.
Marcus Stoinis is battling a side injury, while skipper Aaron Finch is in doubt after appearing to injure his hip in Friday’s 11-run loss at Manuka Oval.
Meanwhile Green, the young Western Australian all-rounder, is part of Australia’s Test squad to face India later this month.
He is just one of seven Test members in the Australia A team for the upcoming three-day match. Tim Paine, Joe Burns, Travis Head, Michael Neser, James Pattinson and Will Pucovski are the other six.
Originally published asLyon set to end two-year T20 exile
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