Sydney, Oct. 28 (ANI): Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon has insisted that he won't be intimidated by South Africa's world-class batting line-up or bowling attack as they clash against the Proteas in the three-Test series, with the first beginning on November 9 at the Gabba.
"I have to just worry about myself and worry about my performance for South Australia first and keep working hard and things will look after themselves," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Lyon, as saying.
"If you do you already have one foot out the back door. I'm definitely not intimidated by the South Africans, it will be a great challenge for me if I'm selected ... I would welcome the challenge," he added.
Lyon, who received a glimpse of what to expect when as part of the Australian team that drew last November's two-Test series in South Africa, said he is just going to concentrate on bowling well and giving his best performance on the pitch.
"It was nice to get a little taste," said Lyon who took four wickets in the second Test in Johannesburg.
"But I'm looking at taking up the challenge of bowling to some of the best batsmen in the world. I plan to stick to my strengths and stay strong and put in a good performance. I'm just going to have to bowl patiently," he added. (ANI)