Chris Lynn Steps Aside as Brisbane Heat Captain

He wants to focus on one of the premier match winners competitions.

The well-built right-hander from Queensland, Chris Lynn, is among the best batsmen in the Australian Domestic circuit. Furthermore, the 31-year-old has been a leader of Brisbane for quite some time. Being the best bowler is a plus since he can adapt to any format at any time. Needless to say, he has been a captain for the Brisbane Heat for three consecutive seasons.

However, on June 30, he announced that he would be stepping down to put more effort into the premier match winner’s competitions. Chris got in touch with Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson and broke the news to him after returning from the postponed IPL, 14th Edition.

“It has been a huge honor to skipper the Heat for the last three years, and I am very grateful for all the backing and support from the players, coaching and backroom staff, and the loyal Heat fans and sponsors. I am very proud to have led the boys, and I have enjoyed my time as captain. However, I have thought long and hard about my decision, and I think it is the right time for someone else to take over the reins and keep building with this talented group of players,” Lynn said in an official release.

In fact, his decision surprised many people because he’s a leading runs-scorer and six-hitter of the competition. Moreover, he made 458 runs despite leading the team to the semi-finals. After missing five games from injury, the hard-hitting right-hander thought it would be wise to play rather than leading the team.

The Heat performed well in the second half of the tournament last season as they won to host the club’s first semi-final game since 2016-17. Terry Svenson appreciated Lynn for dedicating his time as a captain for the team to perform well in the coming matches.

Chris is a major weapon in cricket. So far, he has recorded outstanding results and was awarded man of the match in KKR, 2018. However, he has decided to quit the captaincy post in the Brisbane heat. The reason behind is to put more emphasis as one of the premier match winner’s competitions.

Do you think Chris has made the right decision? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/big-bash-chris-lynn-steps-down-as-brisbane-heat-captain-1268252
  2. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/117985/chris-lynn-steps-down-as-brisbane-heat-captain-in-the-big-bash-league-bbl-cricbuzzcom
  3. https://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/cricket/2021/jun/30/chris-lynn-steps-down-as-skipper-of-brisbane-heat-2323581.html
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