Lynn tempers talk of Australia recall

Dec 28, 2017 - 1:35 AM Chris Lynn has proved his batting is as damaging as ever following shoulder surgery, but the Brisbane Heat blaster admits it will be his frailties in the field that hold him back from higher honours.

The explosive batsman was electric in his whirlwind Big Bash League return, hitting 25 from nine balls, including a towering six from his third ball faced against the Sydney Thunder at the Gabba on Wednesday.

Lynn's hesitation in the field was just as noteworthy, however - the 27-year-old hid at short third man and threw underarm or with his non-dominant right hand.

"I was just a little bit apprehensive and I think anyone would be, being out of the game for five or six months," said Lynn, who had surgery in July.

"But as the tournament progresses I'll feel more comfortable."

The Brisbane product was elevated to Australia's one-day side on the back of his BBL exploits last summer.

But he's laughed off any thoughts of a return to the green and gold in January, given his restrictions.

"I've played one T20 game so that's not even in the back of my mind," he said.

"I still can't throw with my dominant hand and still believe to play for Australia you've got to be 100 per cent fit.

"I'd love to be out there but I still think I've got a fair way to go."

Lynn reported a clean bill of health after the Heat's final-over victory and has his sights on dominating the Strikers in what will be a blockbuster New Year's Eve clash at Adelaide Oval.

"Even though my shoulder's broken, my batting isn't," he said.

"I'm pretty confident I can still build on that and really build an innings at Adelaide Oval."

Source: AAP

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