Lynn discloses sledge between Pattinson and Bancroft: The Brisbane Heat captain was vocal about what his fast bowler said to the Scorchers’ batsman.
During the 21st match of the eight season of the ongoing Big Bash League between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat at Perth, Heat had defeated Scorchers by 5 wickets.
After winning the toss, Heat captain Chris Lynn put the hosts in to bat. In their allotted quota of 20 overs, Scorchers scored 135-6. Ashton Turner, who came in to bat at No. 4, top-scored for his team scoring 47 (30) with the help of four fours and a six. With bowling figures of 4-0-10-2, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors.
A 47-run partnership for the sixth between batsman Joe Burns (20) and all-rounder Ben Cutting (26*) saw Heat sealing the chase in the penultimate over of the match. Lynn, who came in to bat at No. 3, top-scored for his team scoring 33 (34) with the help of six fours. With bowling figures of 4-0-25-3, fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was the highest wicket-taker for the home team.
The match gained plentiful eyeballs when Heat fast bowler James Pattinson was seen saying a word or two to Scorchers wicket-keeper batsman Cameron Bancroft.
With the 26-year old cricketer returning from a nine-month ban handed to him as an aftermath of his involvement in the Ball Tampering saga, Pattinson’s behaviour came as contrary to what the audiences had treated Bancroft in the tournament.
Apparently, Bancroft was initially struggling to get off the mark. His 26-ball 24 was one of his least fluent innings. Citing his poor footwork, Pattinson didn’t hesitate from involving in some conversation.
Talking to Macquarie Sports Radio, Lynn disclosed that the Pattinson’s words were part of a good banter. “(Bancroft) played a couple of balls and Jimmy was into him: ‘Mate, you had nine months to get that front pad out of the way’ and stuff like that. It was good banter,” Lynn was quoted as saying.
Despite making a comeback, Bancroft hasn’t been welcomed with any news of an international comeback being gift wrapped to him. However, a few good performance across formats will definitely press his case.
“Bangers [Bancroft] is a good kid, one of the hardest trainers I’ve ever seen so he’s going to come back really strong, but I still think there’s going to be a couple of guys ahead of him,” Lynn said of Bancroft regarding him being a contender for a Test berth.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Bancroft below:
The ‘Cameron Bancroft Kazoo player for Tame Impala’ graphic might just be the funniest screw up in Australian media history. I don’t know how it could be topped.
— Mark Gottlieb (@MarkGottliebFOX) January 2, 2019
Yeah, because glorifying sledging has served Australian Cricket so well of late 🙄
— AJ Roberts (@AJRobertsWriter) January 7, 2019
— Daniel Beswick (@DGBeswick1) January 2, 2019
Warner has largely maintained a stoic silence, unlike Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith. The former had subtly accused Warner of pushing him into the mess.
Sandip G reports:https://t.co/Oo9PLOBCFi
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) January 7, 2019