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“I don’t see it as a distraction at all. At the end of the day, we are professional athletes, we know what we’ve got to do and how we’ve got to go about it,” Lyon told reporters.
The 34-year-old off-spinner backed Paine, adding that the stumper was the “best keeper in the world”.