Cape Town - Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is
expecting to "cop a fair bit" of taunts from the English crowd when the
Aussies tour England next month to play limited-overs matches.
Lyon was named in a 15-man Australia squad that will be captained by Tim Paine to play five ODIs and a one-off T20 in June.
It will Australia's first international games since the controversial
tour to South Africa where they caught up in the ball-tampering scandal
and the off-spinner is expecting to hear about it from the English
"I've never played in England where they (England's supporters) haven't given it to us," said Lyon.
"I'm expecting to cop a fair bit. It's good fun, it's banter, we're
going to cop it, so no point taking some tissues out with us.
"We've just got to stand out there and cop it and try and really make
sure our performances are really making the big key movement forward. I
really enjoy the challenge."
Lyon also said the absence of world-class batsmen Steve Smith and
David Warner, who have both been banned for one year, will leave a hole
in the line-up but allows someone an opportunity step up to the plate.
"I know Steve will be hoping that whoever takes his spot in the Test
side will hopefully go out and score a lot of runs and make it difficult
for him to come back in," said Lyon.
"We all know they're world-class players but as we know there is a
great opportunity for the younger players to really come out and stand
up and really put their name forward."