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Nathan Lyon has taken over from R Ashwin as finest off-spinner in world cricket: Brad Hogg

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Updated: April 11, 2020 11:17:12 am


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Ravichandran Ashwin is a prolific performer however former Australia chinaman bowler Brad Hogg feels that fellow countryman Nathan Lyon has upstaged the Indian tweaker as one of the best off-spinner within the longest format.

Just like most worldwide gamers are doing throughout the lockdown, the 49-year-old Hogg, who performed 7 Tests and 123 ODIs for Australia, had a twitter Q&A session for cricket lovers.

When requested whom amongst Ashwin and Lyon does he contemplate higher in Test cricket, Hogg replied: “I feel Lyon has taken the mantle from Ashwin over the last year just as the best off spinner, but I love the way both continue to improve there games and not be complacent where they are at. #hoggytime,” Hogg tweeted.

Probably Hogg drew his conclusion from the truth that Ashwin hasn’t had nice abroad success as in comparison with Lyon, who has obtained wickets in all circumstances.

Ashwin has up to now taken 365 wickets from 71 Tests whereas Lyon has 390 wickets from 96 Tests.

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