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Brendon McCullum expresses concern over Lynn’s return to ODI cricket

When asked whether the 27-year-old is fit to play 50-overs cricket, Baz replied saying that he would’ve wanted Lynn to play T20s for the time being.

Chris Lynn & Brendon McCullum
Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Lynn has carved a reputation for himself as a ferocious hitter of the cricket ball and has been a grand success over several T20 leagues across the globe. He plays for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League and has proved to be a stalwart for them in the batting lineup. Recently, he achieved the stupendous feat of smashing 100 sixes in BBL cricket, which is no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination.

The Queenslander has been rightfully rewarded and has been drafted into the Australian squad for their upcoming One-Day International series against England. However, Brendon McCullum, the skipper of the Heat, expressed concerns over his selection in an interview with Adam Gilchrist in the studio during a Big Bash game. In the interaction, the former Kiwi skipper cited Lynn’s physical limitations as a cricketer and requested the Australian board to look after the power-hitter.

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The concern for Lynn

“Look absolutely, Chris Lynn is an amazing commodity, he hits the ball so far, plays match-winning innings. Unfortunately, at the moment, he does have his limitations from the body point of view. So, it’s just a matter of making sure you look after him, particularly in the field,” McCullum said.

When asked whether the 27-year-old is fit to play 50-overs cricket, Baz replied saying that he would’ve wanted Lynn to play T20s for the time being.

“Personally, I would like to have seen him may be kept to the T20s because I think they can introduce someone and get him back into the fold, but you never turn down the opportunity to play for your country,” the Black Cap added.

Quite recently, McCullum also took to Twitter and congratulated Lynn for his selection in the national team. Meanwhile, he also confessed that it was a huge loss for the Brisbane Heat in the ongoing BBL. The Heat are currently in the third spot of the league table with four wins from six games. Here’s the congratulatory tweet from Baz.

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