Nathan Lyon’s seven-month wait for a game will end at his former office in Adelaide on Monday, when NSW start their Sheffield Shield defence against Western Australia.
The Blues, who were crowned Shield champions when COVID-19 brought a premature end to the 2019-20 season, open their campaign at Gladys Elphick Park.
Lyon moved to Adelaide in 2010 and worked on the venue’s centre wicket as a groundsman, the start of a meteoric rise that led to a Test call-up in 2011.
The offspinner has since captured 390 wickets from 96 Tests, leaving him on the cusp of two big milestones during Australia’s upcoming four-Test series against India.
Lyon recently toured England with Australia’s white-ball squad but hasn’t played a competitive fixture since…