Chris Lynn

Country: Australia
Born: April 10, 1990, Brisbane, Queensland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Batter

Chris Lynn Bio

Christopher Austin Lynn, commonly known as Chris Lynn, is an Australian cricket player who has made a name for himself as a white-ball specialist. Born on April 10, 1990, in Brisbane, Queensland, Lynn has showcased exceptional talent and power-hitting abilities throughout his career.

Lynn’s decision to focus on limited-overs cricket paid off as he earned a place in the Australian national team for both T20I and ODI formats. However, his inconsistent performances at the international level prevented him from being selected for the 2019 World Cup, despite being considered a potential asset for the team in the preceding 18 months.

The year 2018-19 proved to be a remarkable one for Lynn as he established himself as the leading run-scorer in the Big Bash League (BBL) of Australia. His outstanding form led to his appointment as the captain of the Brisbane Heat, succeeding the legendary Brendon McCullum.

Lynn’s journey to success hasn’t been without its share of obstacles. He suffered severe shoulder injuries in the seasons of 2014-15 and 2015-16, which significantly affected his ability to accumulate runs. In 2014, Lynn underwent surgery on his left shoulder due to a rotator cuff problem, causing him to miss the Matador Cup and the first half of the Sheffield Shield season. The following year, he injured his left shoulder again during a fielding drill, forcing him to miss crucial matches. These injuries hindered his opportunities to strengthen his international credentials, even though he had made an impressive T20 debut for Australia in 2014.

When fully fit, Lynn has proved to be a prolific scorer with a penchant for massive hitting. During the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield season, he showcased his talent by scoring a magnificent 250 against eventual champions Victoria. His remarkable performance continued in the 2015-16 season, where he emerged as the leading run-scorer of the BBL, accumulating 378 runs at an impressive average of 54.00 and a staggering strike-rate of 173.

Lynn’s explosive batting prowess has also attracted attention in various global T20 leagues. He has secured contracts in prestigious tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). These franchises have recognized Lynn’s ability to single-handedly dismantle bowling attacks through his brutal hitting.

Despite his focus on limited-overs cricket, Lynn showcased his skills in the longer format of the game early in his career. At the age of 19, in just his second Sheffield Shield game, he notched up a composed century, displaying his versatility as a batsman.

Chris Lynn’s journey in cricket has been marked by extraordinary accomplishments, unfortunate injuries, and relentless determination. With his ability to destroy bowling attacks with his explosive strokes, Lynn continues to be an integral part of the Australian cricketing landscape. As he strives to overcome his inconsistency, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await more exceptional performances from this power hitter.

Chris Lynn Career Stats

Chris Lynn Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 18 16 1 291 44 19.4 221 131.67 0 0 28 14 3 0
ODIs 4 4 0 75 44 18.75 89 84.26 0 0 5 3 3 0
FC 41 71 8 2743 250 43.53 4909 55.87 6 12 345 45 26 0
List A 50 50 6 1597 135 36.29 1654 96.55 2 12 144 65 24 0
T20s 279 271 28 7988 113* 32.87 5585 143.02 5 53 705 420 72 0

Chris Lynn Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 41 8 84 64 0 - - - 4.57 - 0 0 0
List A 50 7 69 45 1 1/3 1/3 45 3.91 69 0 0 0
T20s 279 7 78 93 3 2/15 2/15 31 7.15 26 0 0 0

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