Lyon hopes to extract more bounce from the Gabba

Looking at statistics, Nathan Lyon is expected to do badly against Pakistan at the Gabba this week.

"Hopefully there will be a little bit more pace in the wicket as well so if there are any nicks they will carry and I will be able to hit the splice of the bats with a few bat-pads and a few caught I hope," he said.

Lyon may have more than 200 Test wickets but still was likely to be axed for the Adelaide Test had Steve O'Keefe not suffered a calf niggle that rendered him unavailable for selection.

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