Oz media says Lyon moving up on Oz`s best off-spinners` list

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon is moving silently up on the list of his country`s best performed off-spinners following his impressive 5-130 from a marathon 46 overs during South Africa`s meandering first innings of the second Test at Port Elizabeth, according to the Australian media.

Lyon becomes sixth Oz off-spinner to take 100 Test wickets

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon has become the sixth off-spinner to take 100 Test wickets for his country in his second innings haul of five for 50 to bowl Australia into a win in the fourth Ashes Test against England in Melbourne.

Swann links up with Oz legend Mallett to `turn form around` ahead of Adelaide Test

Graeme Swann has linked up with former Australian spin great Ashley Mallett in a bid to lift his flagging fortunes and bowl England to a series-levelling victory in Adelaide, according to reports.

Ashley Mallett predicts Swann to `be on song` in Adelaide Test

Former off-spinner Ashley Mallett has said that Australia would be taking a risk if they persisted with their aggressive strategy against Graeme Swann even though it bore fruit at the Gabba.

Steve Smith says hard to live up to `modern-day Benaud` expectations

Australian Test cricketer Steve Smith has said that he is not completely yet settled in the team after he was compared to great leg-spinner Richie Benaud and that he is just a batsman who can bowl some handy overs.

Ex players MacGill, Mallett set to give `new direction` to Oz spin attack

Former Australian cricketers Stuart MacGill and Ashley Mallett, who have been appointed by Cricket Australia`s Centre of Excellence as coach and consultant respectively, are reportedly set to give a new direction to the country`s spin attack.

Australia should not drop Lyon for Perth Test: Mallett

Former spinner Ashley Mallett is hardly impressed with the way Nathan Lyon has bowled in the first two Tests but suggested that Australia must keep him in the side for the Perth Test.

Clarke is best captain after Taylor: Mallett

Former Australian spinner Ashley Mallett feels Michael Clarke is the best cricket captain the team has had since Mark Taylor.