Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn
aus Australia
Nick name
Chris Lynn
Batting style
Right Hand Bat
Bowling style
Left-arm orthodox spin
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
April 10, 1990

A right-hand batsman who plays for Queensland in the Australian domestic circuit, Lynn scored a match-saving century in only his second Sheffield Shield game when he was just 19. Since then, he has also gone on to play List A and Twenty20 games for his state side. He had a mixed season in 2011-12. While he played a couple of useful innings in all three formats of the game, he couldn’t convert any of his knocks into big scores. Considered a big match player, he just played one match in IPL 2012, for the now defunct, Deccan Chargers. After warming the bench with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2013 season, Lynn was purchased by KKR at the 2014 Player Auction. Lynn did deliver a few fast-track knocks and took a blinding catch against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crucial game in Dubai in 2015 thereby proving his all-round abilities. At the start of the year 2016, Lynn was called up to the Australian team on the back of a strong performance in the Big Bash League and earned caps in each of the three T20 Internationals against India.

A prolific scorer when fully fit, Chris Lynn had his run-marking severely curtailed in 2014-15 and 2015-16, suffering serious shoulder injuries in both years. In 2014 he had surgery on his left shoulder to fix a rotator cuff problem and missed the entire Matador Cup and the first half of the Sheffield Shield season. In 2015 a near identical scenario befell him when he injured his left shoulder during a fielding drill and missed the Matador Cup – in which he was to captain Queensland – and the first half of the Shield summer. The timing was unfortunate for Lynn, who in 2014 had made his T20 debut for Australia and missed opportunities to strengthen his international credentials. Still, when he was fit he was he scored heavily, including a 250 against eventual champions Victoria during the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield, and as the BBL’s leading run scorer in 2015-16 with 378 at 54.00 and a strike-rate of 173. A powerful striker, Lynn’s T20 form has earned him deals in the IPL, SLPL and CPL. However, he was also an early developer in the long form, scoring a calm century in his second Sheffield Shield game at the age of 19.

Indian Premier League 2016


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