Brisbane, Nov 20 : Australia off-spinner than Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23.
'Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world'
Hazlewood is currently listed at number six on the ICC Test bowler rankings, headed by England’s spearhead James Anderson but Lyon believes the seamer’s repertoire and control make him the most potent in Australia’s three-pronged pace attack.
“I think Josh Hazlewood, in my book, is the best fast bowler in the world and by a long way,” Lyon was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au before Australia’s first major pre-Test training session at the Gabba.
“He can do anything. He’s quick, he can bowl bumpers, he can control the new ball, he can swing it in and out, he can reverse it.
“I haven’t seen a bowler who’s got that control in a long time,” he added. IANS