For Chris Lynn, BBL is a gateway to Australia national selection
Lynn asserted that he would rather look at his best and gain a positive mindset.
Updated - Dec 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Right-handed batsman Chris Lynn has often been regarded as one of the most exciting batsmen to watch in the T20 format. His aggressive batting at the top order has often proved to be catastrophic for the opposition. His strike rate of 144.13 in T20s speaks valour of his audacity as a batsman. However, the same hasn’t been the case for him while playing for the Australia team.
In the recent T20 international series against India, Lynn didn’t have a great run. In fact, Lynn even failed to provide fruitful results in the series against Pakistan and South Africa. The 28-year-old spoke about how Aussie head coach Justin Langer had been instrumental in shaping up the mindset during this phase.
I will be adopting Justin Langer’s approach ahead of the BBL
The Queenslander’s performance in the international arena has failed to inspire confidence. When asked if he looked back to that, Lynn asserted that he would rather look at his best and gain a positive mindset from that as advised by Langer. He gave an example of his innings of 98 not out batting alongside Brendon McCullum last season.
“Justin Langer got us to look at the best game we have ever played to get us in that mindset which I think is a good thing and I will be doing that before the Big Bash. That (98) with Baz was one of the better games of cricket I have had, not just because I did well. I just had so much fun out there. It brought back good memories of why I played the game in the first place,” he told according to cricket.com.au.
The dashing batsman is all set to lead the Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Big Bash League. Lynn was quite excited to shoulder the mantle and felt that every game was going to be an opportunity. Quoting Langer, he emphasized on scoring plenty of runs everywhere, and the selectors will do the rest of the job.
“Justin Langer always said don’t give the selectors a reason not to pick you. And any time you get to play whether it is for the Heat or Queensland Bulls, it is an opportunity to put your hand up for Australia. So if I score plenty of runs it is out of my hands,” he added.