Australian cricketer Chris Lynn is best known for his skills with the bat. Lynn has had quite a remarkable career and was probably one of the first top-class cricketers to concentrate on the shorter version of the game.
Chris Lynn has taken advantage of the white ball circuit. With many opportunities around the world, the right-hander has made himself somewhat of a T20 expert, even though he has suffered from injuries.
Lynn has made a significant contribution to T20 cricket, enjoying success at home as well as in the Caribbean, and India. The Aussie has yet to ply his trade in England, nevertheless, he is well known for his impressive displays in the Indian Premier League.
Chris Lynn T20 teams
Chris Lynn started playing T20 cricket way back in 2011 for the Deccan Chargers, a founding member of the IPL. The Chargers later became the team we now know as the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In 2012 Lynn changed IPL teams, signing a lucrative deal with the Kolkata Knight Riders. Fans remember fondly how well he performed in his first game, securing the man of the match with an impressive 45 from 31 balls. The following season the KKR retained Lynn, but unfortunately, he succumbed to injury.
Lynn’s IPL career was littered with a string of successes. In 2017 alongside batting partner, Sunil Narine, he knocked an incredible 54 from 17, contributing to 105 runs from the first 6 overs; an IPL record for most runs scored in the power play. The Kolkata Knight Riders released fan favourite Lynn, but he was snapped up eagerly by IPL rivals the Mumbai Indians in 2020.
A great part of T20 franchise cricket is that players can ply their skills in different countries, as the leagues run at different times throughout the year. Chris Lynn has taken full advantage of this opportunity and has played T20 cricket around the world.
In 2015 Lynn, played for Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League, again scoring big and earning huge accolades. The tenacious batsman once scored 101 from just 51 balls; a remarkable score. Over the following seasons, Lynn once more suffered from injury whilst playing in the Big Bash League. Nevertheless, when he did play he continued to perform, most notably knocking big scores against the Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes.
The Caribbeans very own Premier League was enough of a pull for Lynn to join back in 2018. He joined the Trinidad Knight Riders, becoming the 6th player to play for them and the Kolkata Knight Riders. Other players to have played for both include;
- Sunil Narine – TKR 2009 – present day & KKR 2012 – present day
- Colin Munro – TKR 2016 – present-day & KKR 2016
- Darren Bravo – TKR 2013 – present day & KKR 2017
- Brendan McCullum – TKR 2016 – 2018 & KKR 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
- Javon Searles TKR 2013 & KKR 2018
Chris Lynns travels didn’t end in the sunny Caribbean. In 2018 he ventured back to Asia to play in Pakistan’s Super League and was drafted in to play for the Lahore Qalanders. As before Lynn suffered from injuries, but he once again showed his true worth and ability and lived up to his Platinum pick name tag by racking up some big scores, including his T20 career-best of 113 not out. In 2021 Chris Lynn swapped Lahore for Multan, to play for the Multan Sultans.
As well as playing domestic T20 cricket, Chris Lynn also played T20 for his homeland. The Aussie made his international T20 debut back in 2012. Fans enjoyed watching Lynn smash 3 sixes in the match on his way to 33 from 19 deliveries against England.