Australian swashbuckling batsman Chris Lynn will play in Honk Kong T20 Blitz in its 2018 edition for Hung Hom JD Jaguars, which will kick off in February next year. Recently, he received the biggest Big Bash League contract from Brisbane Heat, who signed him for five years on a million dollar deal.
After being grabbed by Jaguars, Lynn said he is looking forward to a good season with them. “I’m really looking forward to coming to Hong Kong next February, I’ve heard great things about the growth of cricket there and look forward to experiencing something new. It’s always exciting to have a new challenge and hopefully I can help the Jaguars lift the trophy. The scores were pretty high last year so it looks like a very entertaining tournament for the fans,” said Lynn.
Jaguars finished third in this season, where Darren Sammy, Mohammad Naveed, James Franklin and Johan Botha were representing them as overseas players. Meanwhile, Lynn has become their first overseas player for the next season. Co-owner of Jaguars, Susan Lulla, looked extremely happy with their but and said: “Chris Lynn would be an automatic choice in any T20 team, be it international or franchise cricket.”
He further added “We were very keen to bring him to play for us and the moment we knew he was recovering well from surgery, we wasted no time in signing him up. After picking some of the best bowlers from Hong Kong cricket, we will have an explosive batsman in our top order to further add to our impressive batting lineup.”
Lynn has been sensational in the T20 format all around the globe. He was the man of the tournament in the Big Bash League’s last two seasons. Also, he played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, where he started this season with a storm, but soon left the field following a shoulder injury.