Australia’s explosive opening act Chris Lynn feels the strongest when he has felt 18 months, and is aiming for a place in the national team for the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2020 at home.
Lynn has a fearsome reputation in the shortest form of the game, which he has developed through superior performance in T20 leagues around the world. In 162 games in the shortest format, he has collected 4425 runs at 32.53 and achieved an impressive 141.96.
The 29-year-old has not been able to fully grasp such achievements by international standards, but now is just about any other time to remedy them, as there is a chance to play a home World Cup.
“It’s a priority, it’s a goal to participate in the T20 World Cup 2020,” Lynn told News Corp.’s cricket unfiltered podcast. “I’d like to be a part of it, I hit the ball well in the IPL, which was my last tournament, and I’m trying to build on that in the next couple of tournaments, try to dominate Big Bash.” I did it a few years ago. “
Lynn will also hope to stay injury free. He has been more than a little worried, the shoulder is particularly vulnerable, but he feels much stronger now.
“It was a roller coaster ride four years ago, I suppose, I had two reconstructions on my left and I probably need one on my right when the time is right, but right now it’s probably the strongest I’ve ever had . ” I felt in 18 months, “he said.
His injuries mean that he is still careful with diving in the field, but is looking for other ways to make up ground.
“That’s why I feel so good because I did not throw my body around … I learned to stay on my feet, so mobility has to be strong, if I can not dive, I’ll have to make amends.”
If everything – especially fitness and form – goes according to plan for Lynn, he could realize his dream to play a world championship, also at home. The tournament will start on the 18th of October next year.