Australian batter Chris Lynn returns to world cricket as part of the T20 Blast as he has suited up for the Northamptonshire Steelbacks. After a low scoring first game, Lynn returned to his big-hitting reputation in the second game as he smashed a magnificent 46-ball 83 against Durham as the Steelbacks recovered from their huge 125-run loss to Warwickshire in their first game.
Lynn with Ben Curran posted a 149-run opening stand as the duo played a huge part in getting to a score of 223 runs in the first innings. The 32-year-old’s knock included 4 fours and 8 sixes. But one of his sixes was hit with so much power that it went out of the ground and landed in a backyard near the stadium.
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But at the start of the month, Lynn was dropped from his long time Big Bash franchise Brisbane Heat. Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Heat CEO Terry Svenson confirmed the news and released a statement on Lynn’s departure.“It’s not a decision that has come easily to the Heat by any means,” Svenson said.
“Chris Lynn and his feats have made an indelible impression on the club, and his efforts over more than a decade can rightly be said to have had an enormously positive effect on cricket. We should gratefully acknowledge the influence he has had on a generation of kids who have grown up thrilled by his batting exploits,” he continued.
“The Heat wishes him nothing but the best for the future as he transitions into another phase of his career and thank him wholeheartedly for his commitment to the game in Queensland”, Svenson concluded.