Lynn on being dropped from ODI squad: The Australian batsman was seen praising the current Australian batting line-up.
Australia batsman Chris Lynn has opened up on him being dropped from the ODI squad and how he believes that he can still be a part of team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The 28-year old right-hand batsman played all three ODIs against South Africa in November. However, scored of 15, 44 and 0 weren’t enough to impress the selectors to consider him for the ODI series against India. As a result, he didn’t make it to the refurbished squad for the three-match ODI series.
The current line-up posted 288-5 in 50 overs in the first ODI against India at Sydney. Lynn threw accolades on the batting effort comprising of a couple of comebacks saying that it comprises of power, balance and elegance.
D’rcy short always performs well in big bash but failed in international matches. What’s wrong with him. Another player is chris lynn. They must perform in intl arena too #AusOpen #SAvPAK #BBL08 #MLSvHOH
— ESPN FC (@n_espn) January 14, 2019
Who are the best hitters in Australia? D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Ben McDermott. None are in the squad. All the best.
— George Curtis (@curtisofgeorge) January 14, 2019
“I think there’s a time and place for your [high] strike rates but you look at that lineup, there’s power all the way down the list. Pete [Peter Handscomb] and Ussie [Usman Khawaja] are probably two guys with the least power but they still clear the fence and have so much time when they bat,” he was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
“There’s an elegance to that lineup, and then there’s also that brute power with [Glenn] Maxwell and [Marcus] Stoinis to complement them, so it’s a pretty good balance at the moment if you ask me,” Lynn said.
The smashing batsman, who scored 66* (44) with the help of three fours and four sixes against Melbourne Renegades at Geelong yesterday, agreed to Australia captain Aaron Finch’s assessment of the middle-order playing the Indian spinners well in the first ODI. “That’s 100 per cent true. I know that,” Lynn said.
Lynn was hopeful of the Australian team winning the ODI series against India in a bid to bounce back from the Test series.
Highest average partnerships in @BBL games (QUAL: 10 inns)
55.1 – CHRIS LYNN & BRENDON McCULLUM
48.6 – D’Arcy Short & Matthew Wade
46.5 – Peter Handscomb & Kevin Pietersen
46.1 – Michael Klinger & Shaun Marsh
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) January 8, 2019
Darcy Short not selected in our ODI squad. Made more runs in domestic white ball JLT/Big Bash cricket than any other Australian in the past 18 months. Mind you, Chris Lynn who has made the 2nd most not selected either. Australian Cricket is fading 🏏🤦🏼♂️ @cricketcomau
— Matthew Burton (@MatthewBurton94) January 4, 2019
“At the end of the day, you can only select from performances … they won yesterday and I’m really happy that they’re winning. Hopefully they can win the series against India because that’ll be an amazing bounce back from the Test series,” he added.
Talking about his individual performance and comeback into the ODI side, he laid emphasis on consistent performance. “I’ve just got to put the runs on the board. (Justin Langer) is that old-type coach and selector and you’ve just got to do it the hard way and bang down plenty of runs.”
Lynn, who captains Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, has scored 313 runs in seven matches at an average of 52.16 and a strike rate of 133.19 (including three half-centuries) in the ongoing season. He would be hoping to continue his form in a bid to earn a comeback.