Brisbane Heat’s skipper Chris Lynn has leapfrogged Michael Klinger as the highest Big Bash League run-scorer. The attacking right-hander Lynn went past Klinger during his unbeaten knock of 56 runs from 39 balls against Perth Scorchers, who are at the bottom of the table. Lynn’s knock helped his team Brisbane Heat win by six wickets and also they kept their slim hopes of making the BBL semifinals.
On the other hand, Michael Klinger has 1917 runs in the Big Bash League whereas Chris Lynn now has 1945 runs under his belt. The pugnacious right-hander has scored his runs at a strike rate of 150.89 and with an impressive average of 40.52.
Chris Lynn adds a feather to his cap.
Meanwhile, Michael Klinger has announced his retirement from the Big Bash League. Klinger has scored only 115 runs in the nine matches of the ongoing season. In fact, Perth Scorchers who have won the title on two occasions have failed to hit the ground running in this season. Scorchers have won only three matches out of the 12 they have played to find themselves at the bottom of the points table.
Brisbane Heat cruised to a comfortable win against Perth Scorchers by six wickets with 15 balls to spare. Chris Lynn showered praise on debutant Matthew Kuhnemann who scalped two wickets and gave away only 22 runs in his four overs.
“The guys were exceptional with the ball, especially Kuhnemann, on debut, bowling in the powerplay,” said Lynn. “I wanted to make sure we didn’t make the same mistake as we did a week ago in Melbourne.”
Brisbane Heat is at the penultimate position in the points table as they have won only four matches out of the 12 they have played thus far. Thus, Chris Lynn’s team will have to on the top of their toes in the remaining matches to keep their semifinals hopes alive.
Brisbane Heat will now take on defending champions Adelaide Strikers on 3rd February.