Nathan Lyon's axing a tactical blunder by Australia, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid said Xavier Doherty and Glenn Maxwell are no match for the likes of Ravichndran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja.

updated: March 04, 2013 11:49 IST
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New Delhi: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has termed Australia's decision to drop Nathan Lyon from the ongoing second Test as a "tactical blunder" and said the visiting captain Michael Clarke must take some responsibility for the off-spinner's axing.

The Australian team management have come in for sharp criticism for not playing Lyon, who was dropped in favour of Xavier Doherty and Glenn Maxwell, a decision which Dravid feels could costs the tourists the ongoing second Test in Hyderabad.

"The biggest tactical blunder that Michael Clarke has to take some responsibility for is the decision not to play Nathan Lyon," Dravid told 'espncricinfo'.

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