PV Sports Desk : Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has lofty plans to join a select few greats to snare 500 Test wickets, with India the next team in his sights.
Lyon, who turned 33 on Friday, currently has 390 scalps, behind only Shane Warne (708) and Glenn McGrath (563) on the Australian pecking order.
Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan holds the all-time record with 800.
Despite Mitchell Swepson knocking on the door — and in Australia’s 17-man Test squad to face India — Lyon remains his side’s main spin option and he has no plans to relinquish it.
“I still feel I’m getting better and still feel like I’ve got a lot of cricket to offer Cricket Australia,” he said in a Q&A with News Corp. readers late Thursday. “Definitely 500 (wickets) and beyond is on my radar.”
He said he felt he was only improving the older he got.