Chris Lynn Bio

Chris Lynn, a right-handed batsman for the Australian cricket team, is famous for his big sixes for his numerous T20 teams around the world. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland, on April 10, 1990.

Career

Domestic Career

Lynn began his junior career with Queensland in the Under-19 grade, making his first-class debut against South Australia at the Gabba in March 2010 at the age of 19, where he performed exceptionally well, allowing him to develop a long career. The next week, he helped Western Australia win the match by scoring 139 runs in the second innings. Lynn had a rocky start to his career, but he was able to carve out a name for himself after facing many obstacles and hurdles, the most of which stemmed from injuries.

Soon after, he scored a century for Queensland, demonstrating his versatility and gaining promotion to the first-class team.

In first-class cricket, he averaged over 40, in List-A cricket, he averaged over 30 and in T20 cricket, he averaged close to 30. He had a poor year when he seriously hurt his leg, preventing him from competing in big domestic competitions such as the Matador Cup for two seasons, and he missed out on golden chances to display his talent and ability on international stages. He also didn’t participate in the Matador One-Day Cup Shield season.

But he was a warrior, and in the 2014/15 Sheffield Shield season, he came back with a bang, hitting a career-best 250 against Victoria. With more than 100 hits outside the boundary ropes, Lynn owns the record for most 6s in the Major Bash League’s history.

He also holds the record for the most runs scored for the Brisbane Heat. Lynn plays senior cricket for Toombul District Cricket Club in Brisbane when she is not working.

IPL Career

Chris Lynn was signed for USD 20,000 by the Deccan Chargers for the fourth and fifth seasons of the Indian Premier League before being signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the sixth season. Lynn was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders after being released by the Hyderabad franchise during the 2014 edition of the IPL. In his first game, he was named Man of the Match for scoring 45 off 31 balls and taking a “Physics-defying” catch to dismiss AB de Villiers in the final over. However, owing to a shoulder injury and bad form, he missed the entirety of the 2014 and 2016 editions, as well as the entire 2015 IPL.In 2017, he struck 295 runs in seven games, hitting close to 50 runs a game and including three 50-run games. His highest score of 93* came against Gujarat Lions, during which he hit six fours and eight sixes. In the same season, he made many significant contributions with the bat for the Kolkata franchise, including a historic 106-run opening partnership with Sunil Narine off 36 balls. He was named Man of the Match twice in 2018, the only season in which he played every game for KKR. He played 13 matches in the 2019 edition and scored 405 runs at an average of 31.15, with an 82 as his highest score.However, he was sold by the franchise and picked up by the Mumbai Indians at the auction ahead of the 2020 season for his base price of INR 2 crore.

International Career

Lynn’s tenacious displays in the Big Bash League helped him earn a place in Australia’s T20 team. Lynn made his T20I debut against England in Hobart on January 29, 2014. Lynn ended the match undefeated on 33 runs. In January 2014, he performed admirably in a T20I series against England. He didn’t waste much time, bludgeoning a brutal (albeit typical) 19-ball 33 on his debut.

Lynn was named in Australia’s One Day International (ODI) squad for the series against Pakistan in January 2017. On 13 January 2017, he made his ODI debut for Australia against Pakistan in Brisbane, scoring 16 runs off 24 balls. He has only played three more ODIs since then.

Background

Lynn was so fascinated with football as a kid that he had goal posts installed in the family’s backyard. Since his parents couldn’t grant his wish, they instead set up cricket nets for the future’ferocious’ batsman. Lynn was a total sports fan who captained Queensland’s under-12 cricket and rugby league teams, swam freestyle at the national championships, and was a junior AFL star.

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