Nathan Lyon is confident he won’t give up anytime soon ahead of the World Test Championship Finals and Ashes

Nathan Lyon doesn’t plan for the upcoming Ashes series to be his last as he still has personal and team goals to achieve in his stellar Test career.

The 35-year-old off-spinner will be playing his fourth tour of England next month, lapping 482 wickets in 119 Tests.

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England legend James Anderson is still in charge at the age of 40 and Lyon have refused to rule out a return to Britain in 2027 for another jump.

This is also the year Australia next visits India and Lyon have yet to realize their dream in this challenging environment.

“There is no line in the sand. I’m not saying I want that many wickets and then quit,” Lyon said.

“It’s still about getting better every day, learning and really enjoying the game.

“Australian cricket teams have won in India before but it’s still something I’d like to achieve. My dream is to be able to win in England (the Test World Cup) and in India.”

Lyon’s quest to get better and reach new heights is part of what he believes is the essence of his game.

Nathan Lyon says there is no “line in the sand” moment yet. Credit: Getty

“You can never be satisfied because you will never win this game,” said Lyon.

“I’ve never met anyone who can conquer the game of cricket. I definitely won’t make it, but I’ll do my best to learn and try to get better every day.

“You learn from your mistakes along the way and find a way to get better.”

The topic of beating India on the subcontinent still drives him to competitive sport and so he was in a poignant mood as he discussed the recent 2-1 away series defeat that could have gone either way.

“In Delhi we panicked with the racquet for 45 minutes and that put us well past eight-ball. We learned from that and improved in Indore,” he said.

“I’m really proud of the back end of the series. Had we caught the crucial moments earlier than India did a few months ago I think we would have been in good shape to win this series but in the end India were too good.”

Nathan Lyon believes Australia can record a 5-0 win over England on home soil against the Ashes. Credit: Joel Cararrett/AAP

Lyon’s first task is to beat India in the WTC Finals at The Oval in London from June 7th.

“Speaking to (Australian all-rounder) Sean Abbott, who plays for Surrey, he said the wicket is playing really well, so we have some information there,” he said.

“I enjoyed my games at The Oval. It will be a big challenge against India.

“They have superstars at their side but our squad is growing together and we’re the tightest squad we’ve ever had – on and off the field. We’re really confident and we should be.”

The Test star was embarrassed by his own wicket in the County Championship.

The Test star was embarrassed by his own wicket in the County Championship.

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