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Big-bashing Lynn eyes Baggy Green


Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn is hopeful he can follow the path of David Warner by going from Twenty20 sensation to Test star.

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The big-hitting right-hander’s Big Bash form has earned him a recall to the Australian T20 squad for the upcoming series against India.

It’s Lynn’s first national team call-up since playing two T20 internationals against England in January 2014.

The 25-year-old understands why he’s seen at the moment as a bit of a Twenty20 specialist but that’s a tag he doesn’t want to carry for the rest of his career.

Warner has gone from debuting for Australia in the shortest format of the game before he’d even played first class cricket to becoming a mainstay of all three forms of the game for his nation.

Lynn says if he can shake off the injuries that have plagued his career, he’s confident he can also secure longer-format honours.

“Maybe I’ve been pigeonholed a little bit but that’s just because I’ve played more Twenty20 cricket,” Lynn said.

“My body hasn’t allowed me to play as much red ball cricket as I’d like the last couple of years, but for me, I’d love to play all three formats.

“Test cricket’s No.1, there’s no doubt about that. You get that question all the time and the answer’s always the same.”

Given the opportunity to perform once again for Australia and potentially secure a spot at the World Twenty20 in India, Lynn says he just has to take a similar attitude to the one Warner has shown throughout his career.

“He takes every opportunity that he gets and he takes it in both hands,” Lynn said of Australia’s Test vice-captain.

“Just because you score runs in one format of the game, there’s no reason that can’t translate into the longer versions.”


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