Harbhajan Singh believes India will be a tough challenge for Nathan Lyon - Cricket News Update

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The out of favor Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh, has warned rookie Australia spinner Nathan Lyon that India could be a tough challenge for him this summer.
Australia is scheduled to host star-studded India in four Test matches this summer with the series starting at Melbourne on December 26, 2011, and will be leading the spin attack of home side.
Harbhajan Singh praised the 24-year-old with a formidable batting line-up,
including the likes of Master Blaster
"I've watched a bit of Lyon on television and I think he has got a bit about him, he looks like he could develop into a good spinner for," said Harbhajan, who has been left out of India's Test squad for down under tour. 

"But I'm not sure he knows what a big challenge is around the corner for him. There are few better players of spin than batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Lyon will have his hands full bowling to those guys,” he added further.
However, on a positive note, Bhaji said that bowling against such an experienced batting line-up would be a great learning experience for the right-arm off-spinner who has featured in only 7 Tests.
Lyon, the 12th Test spinner in the Australian squad since spin veteran Shane Warne’s retirement from International cricket, might be relatively inexperienced but he has proven his prowess since making his debut in August, earlier this year. He
has claimed 22 wickets at an impressive average of 24.59 and an economy rate of 3.07. All of the seven Tests Lyon has played in so far were against top ranked Test sides including Sri Lanka,
Lyon troubled the New Zealand batsmen with his spin a lot in the recently concluded two-match Test series and returned as the second highest wicket taker with 10 in his bag at an average of 12.60.
Harbhajan however, said that Indian batsmen are far more challenging than the Black Caps and would not be easy for the new Australian spinner to bowl against them.
"I think India have got a very strong batting side and it will be a big battle for the spinner (Lyon) and all the rest of the Australian bowlers," Harbhajan said.
India will play four Tests and two T20 Internationals against the world champions and former Test number one side, which will be followed by a multi-nation Commonwealth Bank series featuring world cup finalists, as well.



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