BBL: Brisbane Heat surprised the entire cricket fraternity on Wednesday as they decided to let go of their ace batter, Chris Lynn. The cricket club didn’t provide a new contract to the aggressive batter as they broke their 11-year-long association. Find the BBL score live and Match predictions for the 2022 season here on our site.

Notably, the 32-year-old steered Brisbane Heat to a lot of victories in the Big Bash League. He played a total of 102 games for the club and ended up scoring a massive 3005 runs at an average of 34.54 and strike rate of 148.33. His only century for Heat came against Hobart Hurricane during the 2015-16 edition. 

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It is believed that Lynn’s poor performance last season was one of the major reasons behind his axing from the club. Brisbane ended at the seventh place in the points table with Lynn scoring only 215 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 125 and average of below 18. 

Speaking about the same, Queensland Cricket director Ian Healy said that the presence of Lynn was making other players a lot more comfortable in the group. He also clarified that there is no bad blood between the team management and Chris Lynn. 

“No behavioral or cultural issues came into this at all. To me, it was the fact that performing for the Brisbane Heat wasn’t enjoyable for Chris Lynn and our players on the other side weren’t growing so neither were enjoying the relationship. So it needed to change,”

Healy said in a press conference. 

“This is a sign that Brisbane Heat are going more to winning than entertaining. That gives a lot of pleasure to fans. I don’t think the winning part has come easily for us and neither party has been enjoying the relationship last year,”

he added.

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BBL: Ian Healy speaks on the partnership between Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum

BBL: “Performing for the Brisbane Heat Wasn’t Enjoyable for Chris Lynn,” Ian Healy Reflects on Lynn’s Departure From Brisbane Heat
BBL: “Performing for the Brisbane Heat Wasn’t Enjoyable for Chris Lynn,” Ian Healy Reflects on Lynn’s Departure From Brisbane Heat

Further in the interaction, Ian Healy also opened up on the lethal batting duo of Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum. The two players formed the backbone of Brisbane Heat for many seasons and entertained the fans with their aggressive batting.

While Chris and Brendon breathed fire with the bat, there was a lack of performance from other players. The team hasn’t won a BBL title for a long time. Highlighting the same, Healy mentioned that they needed to change the pattern of other players not contributing to the games. 

“In the years where Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum were setting the Big Bash on fire with entertainment, we still weren’t winning. To me, the other players weren’t stepping up and they’re still not stepping up and it’s become unenjoyable for Lynny. So we’ve just got to make a step and get some real responsibility into our players,”

Ian Healy said. 

“There were lots of reasons why last season wasn’t great but Lynny’s season, at the end of a five-year contract, was just poorly timed. This is one of the most significant decisions Brisbane Heat or even Queensland Cricket have had to make because he has been the Brisbane Heat,”

he concluded. 

Following Chris Lynn’s fallout with Brisbane Heat, there are speculations that the batter won’t be playing in the Big Bash League. Elaborating his opinion on the same, Ian has almost five years of cricket left in him. Discover more Cricket betting odds and scheduled matches here on our site.

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