Chris Lynn leaves CPL 2018 to chase World Cup dream with Queensland Bulls

Chris Lynn played only ODI and 10 T20Is for Australia so far.

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Australian power-hitting batsman Chris Lynn has pulled out of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018 to join the Queensland Bulls for the upcoming JLT One-Day Cup, starting September 16.

Lynn, who represented the Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL 2018, went through a rather cold season,  scoring only 74 runs in his six appearances for the franchise. Hence, he decided to prepare with the Bulls for the tournament to make a strong case for his selection in the Australian squad for the next year's World Cup. 

With Steve Smith and David Warner banned from the game, Lynn's performances in the upcoming domestic one-day tournament will be closely watched and he would certainly like to make an impact in the tournament to earn a spot fir himself in the national squad for the World Cup 2018.

The right-hander also revealed that he had a discussion with Australian head coach Justin Langer before leaving CPL 2018, saying he has to score runs in the One Day tournament to see himself in the squad.

As per reports in cricket.com.au, Lynn said, “(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 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.”

 Lynn who has been a hot property in various T20 leagues around the globe, amassing 3455 runs at an average of 34.20, coming at a strike rate of 144.62, has not played in Australia colours much - one ODI and 10 T20Is.

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 30 Aug, 2018

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