Tue, 26 Mar 2019

London [UK], Dec 10 (ANI): Australian big-hitter Chris Lynn has been appointed as the captain of the Brisbane Heat ahead of the upcoming eighth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The 28-year-old was at the helm of Brisbane Heat for the 2015-16 edition of the BBL as well when he finished as the player of the tournament. The team had, however, ended at the bottom of the table. Lynn had also led the Queensland's campaign in the JLT one-day cup earlier this season when they made it to the semi-finals.

The left-hand batsman said that he enjoyed his previous stints as captain and is looking forward to the upcoming season of the BBL.

"I really enjoyed the experience I had as Heat captain previously and likewise with Queensland. Leadership is something I have enjoyed since I was a young bloke starting out and I'm confident I am ready to handle it in the BBL, "ESPNcricinfo quoted Lynn, as saying.

"We have got a settled squad with talent to burn and I can't wait to get into the season and have a go," he added.

Former captain of Brisbane Heat Brendon McCullum backed the new appointment saying that Lynn holds a lot of experience and has been a part of the successful cricket clubs all over the world.

"Having Lynny as captain is right on the money. He's a senior player with lots of expertise and has been part of winning teams and successful clubs all over the world. I have enjoyed being able to tap into his thinking when I was captain and I know he is more than ready as skipper to enable us to play exciting, fearless cricket again this summer," McCullum said.

Lynn is the highest scorer for Brisbane Heat with a total of 1560 runs in his kitty. He is also the only player to have smashed more than 100 sixes in the BBL.

Brisbane Heat will kick-start their campaign at the 2018-19 season of Big Bash League against Adelaide Strikers on December 19 at the Gabba. (ANI)

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