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WTC closing in the direction of India is our grand closing: Nathan Lyon

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Off-spinner Nathan Lyon doesn’t think about Australia’s preparations for the World Test Championship closing shall be affected by the talk about throughout the Ashes, terming the upcoming contest in the direction of India as “grand final”.

India and Australia will sq. off throughout the WTC closing at The Oval from June 7.

The five-Test Ashes in the direction of England beginning June 16 has dominated the headlines over the previous couple of months as Australia search to win the marque sequence away from dwelling for the first time in 22 years.

“Yes, we are playing the Ashes but we’ve got a big game that we’re up for. This (WTC final) is our grand final, and then our season basically starts again,” Lyon was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press.

“That’s more than likely the place we’re pretty pleased with the place we’re at with our planning. We are able to understand what we’ve acquired throughout the nook, and be OK. It’s thrilling to be part of the final word and the fanfare and stuff spherical it, it’s bloody explicit.

“I know every Australian fan is looking forward to the Ashes, and so they should be. But they should also be excited about this match,” he added.

Australia will head into the Ashes with none warm-up recreation with the WTC closing being the lone match sooner than the competitors in the direction of England.

Lyon believes the 1-2 loss Test sequence in India earlier this yr obtained’t have any bearing on the upcoming contest.

“You can wipe off anything that happened in India,” Lyon said.

“Both teams are moderately effectively rounded of their squads. It goes to be an excellent downside.

“India obviously have some class batters but they have some class fast bowlers as well. It’s going to be a good challenge. Both squads going at it and competing for one game, it’s going to be a really good challenge,” he said.

“It’s a fresh start. I’m looking forward to it.”