Chris Lynn not playing: The captain of Brisbane Heat hasn’t taken the field in their first home match at the Gabba.
During the 13th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers in Brisbane, Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn won the bat flip and chose to field in what is their first home match this season.
Brisbane Heat XI – Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Daniel Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Simon Milenko, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Adelaide Strikers XI – Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matthew Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Matt Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle (c), Wes Agar.
Why is Chris Lynn not playing today’s BBL 2020-21 match vs Adelaide Strikers?
What followed after the bat flip was an unusual situation as Lynn injured himself during warm-ups after the bat flip. Attempting to grab a high catch whilst running backwards, the 30-year old player hurt his hamstring to the extent that he ended up being ruled out of the match.
In a rare situation, Heat were allowed to replace Lynn after the bat flip. The same was disclosed by Heat coach Darren Lehmann who received consent from Strikers coach and former Australia teammate Jason Gillespie.
While all-rounder Simon Milenko has been included into the Playing as Lynn’s replacement, wicket-keeper batsman Jimmy Peirson is leading Brisbane tonight.
ICYMI, Chris Lynn is OUT tonight after a last-minute warm-up injury.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 23, 2020
With Adelaide Strikers captain Alex Carey also missing this match due to his involvement in an Australia A match in Sydney, veteran pacer Peter Siddle has once been asked to lead the Strikers.
“To be honest, I don’t think I enjoyed it [captaincy in season opener] as much as just playing. I had to concentrate too much in between overs. I didn’t have as much fun. But obviously it’s a privilege to captain,” Siddle was quoted as saying by Fox Sports before the match.