Chris Lynn aiming to make it big in tri-series final against New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand will play the final at Auckland on Wednesday.

Lynn is looking for a substantial contribution in the final. (Cricket Australia)

Australia and New Zealand have reached the finals of the tri-series and will play for the trophy at Auckland on Wednesday. 

Ahead of the final, Chris Lynn in an exclusive interview with Cricket Australia has promised to come good after failing to convert starts so far in the tournament. 

Twenty20 dynamo Chris Lynn believes New Zealand may be "deflated" after Australia's record-breaking run-chase on Friday and has backed himself to pull out a "special" innings in the trans-Tasman tri-series final.

After conceding their highest-ever T20 total, Australia defied history and continued the six-hitting bonanza by reeling in the Black Caps' mammoth 244 with more than over to spare in a breathtaking clash at Eden Park on Friday.

"I haven't exactly taken off in this series yet but the boys are playing shots around me," I'm still getting starts, I'm not hitting the ball badly or anything but I think I can really pull something special on Wednesday night. Lynn said 

"I'm just happy playing in the green and gold. I say it time after time that it's such a great environment to be around and I want to be a part of it moving forward. There's plenty of opportunities there" added the Australian T20 dynamite. 

He also kept a word on his fitness after nursing a shoulder injury almost for more than a year now. "The body is feeling, touch wood, the best it has in a long time," Lynn said. "That's a good sign.

"These last four games that I've played, my confidence has gone through the roof with my physical preparation and intensity out on the field".

"The start of the series was a bit daunting for me, taking off for running and diving, whether I can dive or not. Now every game I'm getting less apprehensive and more confident."

This tri-series has seen Lynn string together his longest run of games in national colours, contributing with knocks of 44 off 33 balls against New Zealand in Sydney and 31 off 19 against England in Hobart.


By Anshuman Roy - 19 Feb, 2018

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