One of the key highlights of the Australian squad for the T20 I series was the inclusion of Chris Lynn. Lynn is back to six hitting form and is fit from a shoulder injury which has been keeping him on the sidelines for some time now in international cricket. Calf injury ruled him out from the initial stage of BBL 07. He has recovered from this too.
Lynn blasted 83 from 28 balls and 37 from 22 for the Brisbane Heat in practice matches against a Brisbane All Stars team at the University of Queensland on Wednesday.
“I was quite nervous to be honest,” Lynn said.I found a couple in the middle (of the bat). I was probably more nervous fielding but I got through it all right.I’m saying I’m good (to play). There are medical staff that have got to approve it but I’m pretty confident.
“I’m pretty confident now I can get through and for the Aussie T20 series as well.”
“I still believe I’ve got to put the runs on the board when I get there,” he said.
“There is no good playing for Australia underdone, underprepared and not 100 percent. I’ve got a couple more innings under my belt now. They have shown faith in me by selecting me again, so hopefully, I can reward them.
“If I’m brutally honest, I probably wasn’t ready to play one-day cricket. It might have been a blessing in disguise coming back from that long-term injury (shoulder reconstruction) that I did miss one or two weeks.
Lynn’s highest score for Australia in five T20 internationals is 33 not out and he is determined to pull on the national colors in New Zealand and cement his spot in the team.
Notably, Lynn is also missing the ODI series England much to their delight.