Chris Lynn hopes to return to Australian side after being appointed as Vice-Captain of Queensland Bulls

Chris Lynn's career for Australia has been marred due to injuries.

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Chris Lynn has been affected by the injuries for a long time. He had to miss many matches due to injuries. Lynn will be captaining Queensland Bulls and he hopes not to miss the opportunity like he had four years back because of the injury. 

The Aussie cricketer hasn't played any 50-over match for the Bulls since 2013. He has suffered a lot because of injuries and had to go many surgeries. Lynn, who was named vice-captain of Queensland's JLT One-Day cup squad said, "Touch wood, that doesn't happen again," Lynn told" I always had the intention of playing in the JLT (Cup) this season, then with the injury to Jimmy Peirson (hamstring) and 'Uzzy' (Khawaja) playing Test stuff, I was formally put into a leadership position.

"So to have the vice-captaincy next to my name and – with Uzzy not being there – a high chance of being captain, it feels great."

The 28-year-old will be playing back-to-back tournaments and he is excited as his fitness is allowing him to. "The last month I've been ripping into training and the body feels good," he said. "I feel like I've had the best preparation going into a tournament in a long time. I'm feeling mentally refreshed as well; I had a good break after the IPL.

"As everyone knows, I've missed a lot of cricket over the past four years, and been quite down at times, but I'm in a really good place at the moment and looking forward to playing again."

Lynn is hopeful of making a comeback into the Australian side. The Kangaroos were thrashed 5-0 by England recently. "(Langer) has expressed that the World Cup is there, but whether or not there's a spot for me is up to me," he said.

"(Langer said to) keep the body right, and don't give anyone any reason to say no to you. So the chance is there but I've got to bang the door down with runs. It's as simple as that. If I get a World Cup spot then I'll have deserved it, and it will be awesome to be a part of. But cricket's a numbers game – you only have to look at the numbers to pick a side sometimes.

"I'll know myself whether I deserve to be there or not."

Lynn had fascinated everyone with his performance in the Indian Premier League 2018. He had adjusted well as per the situation and scored 491 runs with a strike-rate of 130.23.

"We had a different line-up this year at Kolkata, so I played what was best for the team," he explained. "I haven't played a great deal of one-day cricket but I felt like the way I played in the IPL was very similar to how I would pace myself across 50 overs.

"It wasn't exactly batting with all the bells and whistles, or just hitting boundaries – I had to grind out a lot of runs and play a lot smarter cricket. I feel like my game awareness is getting stronger and stronger. Being a leader in teams now is important to me – I want to lead from the front with the bat, and hopefully, I can do that in Queensland colors."


By Sihyeu Singh - 31 Jul, 2018

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