|Full name||Christopher Austin Lynn|
10 April 1990 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Only ODI (cap 217)||13 January 2017 v Pakistan|
|ODI shirt no.||20|
|T20I debut (cap 66)||29 January 2014 v England|
|Last T20I||31 January 2016 v India|
|T20I shirt no.||50|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–present||Queensland (squad no. 50)|
|2011–present||Brisbane Heat (squad no. 50)|
|2014–present||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2016||Guyana Amazon Warriors|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 13 January 2017
Christopher Austin Lynn (born 10 April 1990) is an Australian cricketer and co-founder of PlayBook Coach. Lynn is a right-handed middle order batsman who plays for the Queensland Bulls in the Australian domestic cricket competitions. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and attended St Joseph's Nudgee College and the Queensland Academy of Sport.
Lynn played for the Queensland under-19 side and made his first-class debut as a 19-year-old against South Australia at the Gabba in March 2010. A week later, against Western Australia, he scored 139 runs in the second innings and effectively saved Queensland from defeat. He represents the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. In his first season, he made 109 at an average of 21.80, in his second he made 175 at 35.00, including 51 off 29 balls against the Perth Scorchers  and in his third he scored 198 runs at 28.28 with his best innings again coming against the Scorchers; this time he made 81.
He was a part of the Deccan Chargers team during the 2011 and 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL) tournaments but only got to play one match for the team in IPL 2012. He was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2013 competition but did not get the chance to play in a single match. For the 2014, season he was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders and in his first game he was the man of the match, scoring 45 off 31 balls and taking a brilliant catch near the boundary to dismiss AB de Villiers and turn the game in the final over. In IPL 2015, he was retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders but he got injured and was ruled out of the tournament. Johan Botha came in as a replacement.
On 29 December 2015, scored his first T20 century. Playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League hit 101 off 51 deliveries against the Hobart Hurricanes. He hit a career best 19-ball 50 as opener of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017 in which he hit 8 sixes. In the following match against the Mumbai Indians, he injured his shoulder while attempting to take a tough catch of Jos Buttler. He returned 1 month later and smashed a 22 ball 50 in his comeback match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he and Sunil Narine (54 off 17) smashed 105 runs in the 6 powerplay overs, which is a record. He continued his good form by scoring 84 in the next match, although unfortunately in a losing cause. He finished the season with a staggering strike rate of over 180, and despite missing most of the season, was one of the most important players for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Career best performances
|ODI||16||Australia v Pakistan||Gabba, Brisbane||2016/17|
|T20I||33*||Australia v England||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||2013/14|
|FC||250||Queensland v Victoria||Gabba, Brisbane||2014/15|
|LA||98||Queensland v Tasmania||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||2012/13|
|T20||101||Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba, Brisbane||2015/16|
Chris created PlayBook because he credits a private coach with giving him the confidence to step up and take his cricket career from club to state level. Playing cricket all over the world, Chris has had the privilege of working with many great coaches and mentors. Lynn's Australian private coaching network brings quality coaches, like those that helped him so much, to all Australian athletes.
PlayBook is expected to launch mid-2017.
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- "Pakistan tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
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- PlayBook Australia (2017-04-08), Welcome to PlayBook - Private Coaching for Australian Athletes, retrieved 2017-04-25