Nathan Lyon has harassed to Todd Murphy the significance of not attempting to overplay his hand within the Ashes, with Australia’s fresh-faced spinner anticipating to be focused by England.
Lyon has formally handed on the baton as Australia’s chief spinner to Murphy this week, with the 35-year-old flying dwelling to recuperate from a calf tear forward of the house summer time.
Such has Lyon’s command over the function been, Australia haven’t needed to blood one other tweaker as their major spinner since Ashton Agar within the 2013 Ashes.
For Murphy, this expertise can be comparatively new headed into Thursday’s third Take a look at at Headingley.
Whereas he performed 4 Checks in India earlier this 12 months, Murphy has by no means performed a aggressive match in England after opting to take a seat out a county stint with Durham in April and Might.
The Victorian’s expertise as a sole spinner can be restricted, with solely two of his 12 first-class matches having been with out one other tweaker within the facet.
“It should be a completely different outlook for me,” Murphy stated.
“I had a very good chat with Nath on day 4 of the final Take a look at, and he simply stated belief what you’ve got acquired, simply consider in it and do not go away from it.
“Hold backing your self in and ensure you play the function you’re right here to play and do not anticipate your self to do an excessive amount of. Simply try to contribute when you’ll be able to.
“He has been superior in that sense.”
Murphy had a stellar first Take a look at tour in India final month, taking 14 wickets at 25.21 and getting the prized scalp of Virat Kohli 4 instances.
However the 22-year-old is effectively conscious he shall be attacked by England’s batters.
The English have routinely used their ft to Lyon all through this collection, and scored at greater than 5 an over towards him within the first innings at Edgbaston.
Lyon responded by taking eight wickets for that match, with 4 of his 9 scalps this collection being via stumpings.
“I believe they’re going to in all probability come even tougher at me,” Murphy stated.
“Clearly I have not performed a hell of numerous Take a look at cricket, there is a problem that presents itself there.
“They will preserve taking the sport on and I believe it is about attempting to navigate via that for me and provide you with a number of completely different concepts that may assist.
“I simply have to remain within the contest so long as I can and attempt to preserve creating possibilities.”