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Steve O'Keefe selected - is this the end of Nathan Lyon?

Sporting News logo Sporting News 30/12/2016
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Steve O'Keefe will be selected for the Australian Test squad to play Pakistan at the SCG after being absent from the Sydney Sixers travelling party to face the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash on Saturday night.

O'Keefe is expected to be selected ahead of Nathan Lyon if Australia opt to select only one tweaker, but captain Steve Smith has indicated that two spinners are likely to be picked for the turning Sydney wicket.

"I think we’re going to wait until this Test match is over and see where things are at moving forward," Smith said toABC Grandstand.

"Obviously the bowlers have bowled quite a lot this game and they’ve had a pretty big summer, so there’s a few things to talk about.

"I guess it will depend on the wicket. I know in Shield cricket this year that wickets have been spinning quite a lot. We’ll look at that. It is a possibility."

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