Dynamic batsman Chris Lynn has relinquished captaincy duties at Brisbane Heat, ending a second stint within the leadership role of the Big Bash League franchise. Lynn’s exit was along expected lines with head coach Darren Lehmann mooting a possible change at the highest at the top of last season.
Lynn, BBL’s highest run-getter, led the team to a finish last season and finished because the team’s highest run-getter (458) despite missing five games with a hamstring injury. the warmth opened with two successive defeats before Lynn’s injury but experienced an upturn in fortunes under the captaincy of Jimmy Pearson, with the keeper-batsman now a frontrunner to take over as full-time captain.
In all, Lynn led Heat in 48 games across two separate stints as captain. He first took the role within the fifth season of BBL before delivering the reins to ‘Bash Brother’ Brendon McCullum for 2 seasons. He took up the mantle another time before the 2018-19 season.
“It has been an enormous honor to skipper the warmth for the last three years and that I am very grateful for all the backing and support from the players, coaching and backroom staff and therefore the loyal Heat fans and sponsors,” Lynn said during a statement. “I am very proud to possess led the boys and that I have enjoyed my time as captain. I even have thought long and hard about my decision, and that I think it’s the proper time for somebody else to require over the reins and keep building with this talented group of players.”
Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said a succession plan for captaincy handover is going to be made in due course of your time. “Something like this is often never an easy or comfortable process, and Chris certainly has our full support for the choice he has reached,” Svenson said.
“We certainly respect his choice, and therefore the reasoning behind it. He hasn’t rushed things and has consulted with key people in his life to form this call. Having spoken at length with him, I’m very confident that he and warmth will both enjoy his decision and that we certainly anticipate to him bringing his experience and undoubted batting prowess in touch on the BBL 11 season and beyond.”