Chris Lynn declared fit to return to BBL
The news was confirmed on Brisbane Heat’s Twitter account.
Updated - Jan 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Charismatic Australian all-rounder Chris Lynn, who was forced to the sidelines after suffering a calf injury earlier this month is set to make his comeback to the Big Bash League (BBL). The 27-year-old sustained a calf strain during a BBL clash against the Perth Scorchers. The calf strain was the latest setback for Lynn, who had suffered a shoulder injury while on national duty last summer.
However, there is a silver lining as Lynn looked confident of returning for the Brisbane Heat this weekend after getting through today morning’s practice match at the University of Queensland unscathed. The batting dynamo smashed scores of 83 from 27 balls and 37 off 22 during the Heat’s practice matches in his first hit-out since injuring his calf. The reigning BBL Player of the Season now looks set to line-up for the Heat this Saturday in the club’s must-win game against the Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba.
The news was confirmed on Brisbane Heat’s Twitter account. When quizzed on his fitness ahead of the Renegades match, Lynn looked confident as he said, “I’m saying I’m good. I’ve got to prove it to the medical staff, but I’m pretty confident they’ll give me the nod for the sell-out game on Saturday night.”
He added, “I was a little bit apprehensive this morning, but I was always going to be in my second session back. But I got through and can now taper off for Saturday’s game,” he said.
Brisbane heat has to hope other results go their way
Currently sitting seventh on the BBL ladder, the Heat needs to defeat the Renegades and hope other results go their way to make the competition’s semi-finals. The Heat will be keeping a close eye on tonight’s Renegades versus Sydney Thunder match and Saturday afternoon’s Hurricanes and Stars clash before taking the field.
Should the Hurricanes lose to the Stars then the Heat could sneak into the top four if they defeat the Renegades that evening, with the net-run-rate set to play a big role.