• Lynn takes over from McCullum at Heat

    Batsman Chris Lynn has been named captain of the Brisbane Heat for the 2018-19 Big Bash League in Australia.

    He held the position previously, and this time is succeeding New Zealander Brendon McCullum.

    ‘I really enjoyed the experience I had as Heat captain previously. Leadership is something I have enjoyed since I was a young bloke starting out, and I’m confident I am ready to handle it in the BBL,’ said Lynn.

    ‘We have a settled squad with talent to burn and I can’t wait to get into the season and have a go.’

    The hard-hitting right-hander is the Brisbane franchise’s highest run-scorer – and and the only player in the tournament with over 100 sixes. He also boasts experience in the Pakistan Super League, Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League.

    ‘Having Lynn as captain is right on the money. He’s a senior player with lots of expertise and has been part of winning teams and successful clubs all over the world,’ said McCullum.

    ‘I have enjoyed being able to tap into his thinking when I was captain and I know he is more than ready as skipper to enable us to play exciting, fearless cricket again this summer.’

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