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Todd Murphy Reveals Nathan Lyon’s Advice Ahead OF Nagpur Test
By CricShots - Feb 10, 2023 5:30 pm
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The young Australian spinner, Todd Murphy has been impressive so far in his debut match against India in Nagpur. The 22-year-old bowler dismissed crucial Indian players like KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli and kept the visitors in the game. There were plenty of talks regarding his selection in the opening game of the 4-match Test series but the spinner proved everyone wrong and did a commendable job in the first of the game.

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Todd Murphy picked a 5-fer

Meanwhile, after he was presented with the Baggy Green, spin wizard Nathan Lyon was spotted talking to the cricketer. Revealing that, Murphy said that the 36-year-old asked him to remember the reason why he started playing the game and to compete as hard as he can.

During a chat with Indian Express, Todd Murphy said, “I remember a couple of things that Gaz (Nathan Lyon) said. He said that just make sure I never forget why I started playing cricket and to keep that love for the game and then just get out there and compete as hard as you can.”

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The young spinner also stated that Lyon is someone who’s very consistent with his stock bowling but he, on the other hand, decided to go with his variations.

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Todd Murphy and Nathan Lyon

Todd Murphy explained, “Gaz’s stock balls are so good that he believes a lot in that and he is so consistent with it, where I probably rely on a little more variation.”

Talking about the first Test, the number-one ranked Test all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was absolutely phenomenal in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The spinner scalped a 5-wicket haul on his comeback and completely dismantled the Aussie batting unit.

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He picked up the wickets of Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, and Todd Murphy and thus, the Pat Cummins-led side could post only 177 runs in the first innings. With that bat, the cricketer scored another fifty to bail India out of a difficult situation. When all the other batters were losing their wicket, Jadeja helped India to take a lead of 144 runs and counting.