Warne hails `confident` Lyon for constant improvement

Melbourne : Australian spin great Shane Warne has heaped praise on Nathan Lyon, saying that the off-spinner has become much more ‘confident’ and is getting better each day.

Warne’s comments came in the wake of Lyon’s four-wicket haul that helped his side to take a massive 459-run lead at stumps on the third day of the second Test against West Indies in Melbourne.

The 46-year-old former leg-spinner believes that Lyon was getting revs on the ball, insisting that he has gained rhythm and drift in his deliveries.

According to Warne, Lyon appears to be so confident that he expects a wicket out of every ball he delivers, News.com.au reported.

Lyon, who made his Test debut in 2011, is Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the past three years as he grabbed 120 wickets at an average of 34.60.(ANI)