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Lyon: We’d have won the Ashes 4-0 if I’d been fit

“I probably didn’t understand the level of respect that was shown there and then.

“That’s something that I’m grateful to be able to look back on and reflect. I always thought the majority of England hates me.”

There’s actually nothing but total respect for the 36-year-old in England these days, but Lyon reckons he would love to grab one more crack at an Ashes series triumph in England after two drawn series.

“One hundred per cent, the bucket-list dreams for me are to win Test series here and in India,” he said.

And Lyon reckons that, meanwhile, he’ll even put up with talk of Bazball in England.


“I don’t mind hearing about it. It’s their type of cricket. I just feel like we’ve been playing entertaining cricket for a number of years now, we just don’t need to call it a name to justify it,” he said.

“I’ve seen David Warner score centuries in a session well and truly before Bazball was invented.

“It’s up to them to keep doing it now. They’ve literally got to go at six runs an over, otherwise they’re not playing Bazball. If you’re going to talk about it, you’ve got to do it.”

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