Advertisement

Chris Lynn laughs off any thoughts of an ODI return

The explosive batsman was electric in his whirlwind BBL return, hitting 25 from nine balls, including a towering six.

Chris Lynn
Brisbane player Chris Lynn. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Chris Lynn, who finally returned to the cricket pitch following his shoulder injury, did so in style. The towering batsman proved that the injury was just a hiccup, as he meant business right from his return. The explosive batsman was electric in his whirlwind BBL return, hitting 25 from nine balls, including a towering six from his third ball faced against the Sydney Thunder at the Gabba on Wednesday.

However, the Brisbane Heat batsman conceded it will be his frailties in the field that hold him back from higher honours. The Brisbane product was elevated to Australia’s ODI squad on the back of his BBL exploits last summer. But he laughed off any thoughts of a return to the green and gold in January, given his restrictions.

Advertisement

Speaking of his recovery process, Lynn was quoted saying, “I’ve played one T20 game so that’s not even in the back of my mind.”

He added, “I still can’t throw with my dominant hand and still believe to play for Australia you’ve got to be 100 percent fit. I’d love to be out there but I still think I’ve got a fair way to go.”

Lynn underwent a shoulder reconstruction injury

The 27-year-old could play just five matches in the previous edition before being struck down by injury, but his 309 runs at an average of 154.50, which included 26 sixes were enough to see him crowned the player of the tournament. Lynn had to undergo shoulder reconstruction surgery in July and was initially forecast to be on sidelines until the end of January.

The Brisbane Heat are set to bear a new dynamic in the ongoing season. Experienced seamer Josh Lalor returns for the Heat, having missed the bulk of BBL 6 with a side strain. Son of former Speedster Jack Prestwidge has also been named as an injury replacement for allrounder Cameron Valente, who is sitting out with a bruised foot.

All about the Big Bash League (BBL) and Australian cricket on CricTracker.

Advertisement