Lyon will be in career`s best form against South Africa: Hussey

ANI| Updated: Jan 27, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Sydney: Australian Test legend Michael Hussey has said spinner Nathan Lyon will play next month`s Test series against South Africa in career-best form.

Lyon, who took 19-wickets in the 5-0 whitewash of England, has got the full backing of national selectors.

Hussey, who has long been a fan of Lyon, has tipped a strong series from him against the Proteas.

He said Lyon is probably bowling the best he has throughout his career, and added that he has been watching him closely during the Test series and he just think that the way the ball`s coming out of the spinner`s hand, it`s coming out beautifully.

Hussey said he would also like Lyon to be given an opportunity to play for Australia in the shorter formats of the game, The Sydney Morning herald reports.