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Lynn Set For BBL Return

24 January 2018

Chris Lynn is confident of returning for the Brisbane Heat this weekend after getting through this morning’s practice match at the University of Queensland unscathed.

WATCH Above: Lynn Smashes 83 of 27 balls

Lynn smashed scores of 83 from 27 balls and 37 off 22 \during the Heat's practice matches in his first hit-out since injuring his calf against the Perth Scorchers earlier in January. 

The reigning BBL Player of the Season now looks set to line-up for the Heat this Saturday in the club’s must-win game against the Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba.

Chris Lynn Press Conference


Currently sitting seventh on the BBL ladder, the Heat needing to defeat the Renegades and hope other results go their way to make the competition's semi-finals, with Lynn saying while the team is alive they still harbor top four hope. 

“All we can control is our game. We are the last game, so we’ll know what we have to do (to make the finals). We might have to win off ten overs, it might be 18, or we might just need to win the game. We’ll sum that up and adapt to whatever scenario is in front of us,” he said in between games at UQ.

Lynn was confident he will be set to go when quizzed on his fitness ahead of the Renegades match.

“I’m saying I’m good. I’ve got to prove it to the medical staff, but I’m pretty confident they’ll give me the nod for the sell-out game on Saturday night.

"I was a little bit apprehensive this morning, but I was always going to be in my second session back. But I got through and can now taper off for Saturday’s game,” he said.

The Heat will be keeping a close eye on tonight’s Renegades versus Sydney Thunder match and Saturday afternoon’s Hurricanes and Stars clash before taking the field. 

Should the Hurricanes lose to the Stars then the Heat could sneak into the top four if they defeat the Renegades that evening, with net-run-rate set to play a big role.

The club’s WBBL team are also in action against the Thunder in what is shaping as a must-win clash.

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