Chris Lynn injury update: The injured captain of Brisbane Heat will be out of action for more than two weeks.
Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn, who had injured his hamstring while attempting a running catch before the start of their last match against Adelaide Strikers, has been ruled out of action for the next six matches.
Lynn, 30, has been a tried and tested name for Heat both as a captain and as a hard-hitting batsman at the top of the order. With him not available for the next six matches, Heat have truckloads of work to do especially after losing their first three matches.
ICYMI, Chris Lynn is OUT tonight after a last-minute warm-up injury.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 23, 2020
Chris Lynn injury update
Lynn, who underwent scans after the match, has suffered a low-grade hamstring tear and is now expected to return to the field against Melbourne Renegades on January 14.
While all-rounder Simon Milenko had replaced Lynn in the Playing XI at the Gabba the other day, Heat also have the option of including England all-rounder Lewis Gregory who has not completed his mandatory quarantine period after travelling from South Africa to Australia.
Having scored 2,421 runs in 77 BBL innings at an average and strike rate of 37.82 and 149.90 respectively, Lynn is the highest run-scorer in the tournament. The right-hand batsman also had one BBL century and 19 half-centuries to his name.
— Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) December 24, 2020
Brisbane Heat’s next match will be another home affair at the Gabba against Hobart Hurricanes tomorrow. Wicket-keeper batsman Jimmy Peirson, who had scored a game-changing fourth BBL half-century against Strikers while leading Heat, is highly likely to continue in his role of a stand-in captain.