Chris Lynn

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Chris Lynn
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars T20 7.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christopher Austin Lynn
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 27)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Batsman
International information
National side
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
Years Team
2010–present Queensland (squad no. 50)
2011–2012 Deccan Chargers
2011–present Brisbane Heat (squad no. 50)
2012 Kandurata Warriors
2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2014–present Kolkata Knight Riders
2015 Jamaica Tallawahs
2016 Guyana Amazon Warriors
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 1 7 40 40
Runs scored 16 190 2,708 1,086
Batting average 16.00 27.14 44.39 31.02
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 6/17 0/9
Top score 16 93* 250 98
Balls bowled 84 69
Wickets 0 1
Bowling average 45.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/3
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 26/– 18/–
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.

Early career[edit]

When not on professional duties, Lynn plays senior cricket for Toombul District Cricket Club in Brisbane.[1]

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.[2] A week later, against Western Australia, he scored 139 runs in the second innings and effectively saved Queensland from defeat.[3] He represents the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.[4] In his first season, he made 109 at an average of 21.80,[5] in his second he made 175 at 35.00,[6] including 51 off 29 balls against the Perth Scorchers [7] 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.[8]

Domestic career[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[9]

On 9 February 2015, he scored an unbeaten 250 against Victoria, in the Sheffield Shield.[10][11]

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.

International career[edit]

Lynn made his Twenty20 international debut against England in Hobart on 29 January 2014. He made 33 off 19 balls, including three sixes,[12] but did not get to bat in his second game.[13]

In January 2017, he was named in Australia One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Pakistan.[14] He made his ODI debut for Australia against Pakistan on 13 January 2017.[15]

Career best performances[edit]

Score Fixture Venue Season
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

Business career[edit]

In 2016, Chris Lynn co-founded the Australian private coaching network, PlayBook Private Coach with Keiren and Chelsea Murphy.[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.[17] 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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  2. ^ "Queensland v South Australia at Brisbane, Mar 3–6, 2010". Cricket Scorecard. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lynn stands up for struggling Queensland". ESPNcricinfo. 11 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chris Lynn". Cricket Players and Officials. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Big Bash League, 2011/12 / Records / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. 28 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Big Bash League, 2012/13 / Records / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. 19 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Perth Scorchers trounce Brisbane Heat at Gabba". ESPNcricinfo. 18 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Big Bash League, 2013/14 / Records / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. 7 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Media Release: Mahmood, Botha to Join KKR". News. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "RCB lose after having game in the bag". ESPNcricinfo. 24 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "11th match: Bangalore T20 v Kolkata T20 at Sharjah". ESPNcricinfo. 24 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "1st T20I: Australia v England at Hobart, 29 January 2014". Scorecards. ESPNcricinfo. 31 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "2nd T20I: Australia v England at Melbourne, 31 January 2014". Scorecards. ESPNcricinfo. 31 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Uncapped Lynn, Stanlake in Australia ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Pakistan tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "PlayBook Australia". Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  17. ^ PlayBook Australia (2017-04-08), Welcome to PlayBook - Private Coaching for Australian Athletes, retrieved 2017-04-25 

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