Christopher Austin Lynn (born 10 April 1990) is an Australian cricketer who is a right-handed top-order batsman who plays for the Queensland Bulls in the Australian domestic cricket competitions. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and attended St Joseph’s Nudgee College and the Queensland Academy of Sport. He is known for being an explosive batsman capable of hitting big sixes.
Full name – Christopher Austin Lynn
Born-10 April 1990(age 30) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign- ♈, Aries
Nationality – Australian
Hometown- Brisbane, Queensland
School – Not Known
College -St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Brisbane, Queensland
Educational Qualifications-Not Known
Brother- James, Matt (Both younger)
Sister- Not Known
Hobbies – Surfing, Playing Golf & Football
Height – 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nick Name- Chris Lynn, lynny
Marital Status – Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends -Krystal Opperman (2015-present)
Wife – N/A
Daughter – N/A
Son – N/A
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11″
Weight in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Body Measurements –
Chest: 41 Inches
Waist: 31 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour- Blue
Hair Colour -Brown
Nature on the field- calm
Role – Batsman
Batting Style-Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style-Slow left-arm orthodox
Favorite Shot-Cover Drive
Jersey Number-#50 (Australia, Queensland, Brisbane) Coach/Mentor- Gavin Fitness
Teams:- Australia, Queensland, Deccan Chargers, Brisbane Heat, Kandurata Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Hobart Hurricanes, Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Western Australia Chairman XI, Australia A, Lahore Qalandars, Edmonton Royals, Trinbago Knight Riders, Winnipeg Hawks, Edinburgh Rocks, Prime Minister XI, Cricket Australia XI, Maratha Arabians, Mumbai Indians
Records/Achievements (main ones):-
• Playing for Queensland in February 2015, Lynn scored an unbeaten 250 against Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.
• As of 5th January 2017, Lynn has scored 2,708 runs in 40 matches of first-class cricket at a humongous average of 44.39.
• His first and so far the only century at the Big Bash came off just 51 deliveries.
• At the 2014 edition of IPL, Lynn was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders and in his first game, he was awarded the Man of the Match for scoring 45 off 31 balls and taking a “Physics-defying” catch to dismiss AB de Villiers in the final over.
Chris Lynn some lesser-known fact:-
1. Does Chris Lynn smoke: Not Known
2. Does Chris Lynn drink alcohol: Yes
3. As a child, Lynn was so obsessed with sports that he wanted goalposts to be put up in the family backyard. Since it was an impossible wish for his parents to grant, they instead set cricket nets for the future ‘ferocious’ batsman.
4. A complete sports buff, Lynn captained the Queensland under-12 teams in cricket and rugby league, swam freestyle at the national titles, and was also a junior AFL star.
5. At the age of 19, Lynn made his domestic debut first in the shortest format of the game for Queensland against New South Wales. He then played the next biggest format (List A), before finally getting a taste of the longest format (first-class), all in a space of 2 months.
6. He is not only a hard-hitting batsman but also an agile fielder. Although Lynn has taken several spectacular catches in leagues across the globe, his career-defining moment came at the 2014 IPL; wherein he dismissed AB de Villiers in the last over by taking an almost impossible catch.
1.Favorite Cricketer-Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis
4.Favorite Song-Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
5.Favorite Movie-The Wolf Of Wall Street
6.Favorite Actor-Will Ferrell
7.Favorite Actress-Margot Robbie
When not on professional duties, Lynn plays senior cricket for Toombul District Cricket Club in Brisbane. Lynn played for the Queensland under-19 side and made his first-class debut as a 19-year-old against South Australia at the Gabba in March 2010. A week later, against Western Australia, he scored 139 runs in the second innings and effectively saved Queensland from defeat. He represents the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. In his first season, he made 109 at an average of 21.80, in his second he made 175 at 35.00, including 51 off 29 balls against the Perth Scorchers and in his third he scored 198 runs at 28.28 with his best innings again coming against the Scorchers; this time he made 81.
Domestic, T20 career:-
He was a part of the Deccan Chargers team during the 2011 and 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL) tournaments but only got to play one match for the team in IPL 2012. He was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2013 competition but did not get the chance to play in a single match. For 2014, the season he was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders and in his first game, he was the man of the match, scoring 45 off 31 balls and taking a brilliant catch near the boundary to dismiss AB de Villiers and turn the game in the final over. In IPL 2015, he was retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders but he got injured and was ruled out of the tournament. Johan Botha came in as a replacement. He hit a career-best 19-ball 50 as the opener of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017 in which he hit 8 sixes. In the following match against the Mumbai Indians, he injured his shoulder while attempting to take a tough catch of Jos Buttler. He returned 1 month later and smashed a 22 ball 50 in his comeback match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he and Sunil Narine (54 off 17) smashed 105 runs in the first 6 overs. It is the most runs scored by a team in the Powerplay in IPL history. He continued his good form by scoring 84 in the next match, although unfortunately in a losing cause. He finished the season with a staggering strike rate of over 180, and despite missing most of the season, was one of the most important players for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He was released by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League
On 9 February 2015, he scored an unbeaten 250 against Victoria, in the Sheffield Shield. On 29 December 2015, he scored his first T20 century. Playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League hit 101 off 51 deliveries against the Hobart Hurricanes. He ended the season as the competition’s leading run-scorer, scoring three half-centuries on top of his century, ending the tournament with 378 runs at an average of 54.00. He was named the player of the tournament. Lynn’s form continued in the next edition of the Big Bash League, ending the season as the player of the tournament despite playing just five matches. He scored an unbeaten 85 against Sydney Thunder on 28 December 2016, an unbeaten 84 against Hobart Hurricanes two days later and 98 not out against the Perth Scorchers on 5 January 2017, an innings which contained 11 sixes. Once again, Lynn was named player of the tournament, scoring 309 runs at an average of 154.50. In the following season, Lynn was restricted by injury, playing just the five matches and scoring 148 runs at 37.00. Lynn was fit enough to play the entire season of the 2018-19 Big Bash League, ending the season as the Heat’s leading run-scorer with 385 runs at an average of 35.00.
In the 2018 Caribbean Premier League player draft he was bought by Trinbago Knight Riders. He is the 6th player after Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Brendon McCullum, Javon Searles to play for both Trinbago Knight Riders and Kolkata Knight Riders.In May 2018, he was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament. On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals in the players’ draft for the inaugural edition of the tournament. In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.
In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. However, the following month the tournament was canceled.
He was picked by Lahore Qalandars in the 2018 PSL draft, but couldn’t play due to injury. In December 2019, he was drafted by Lahore Qalandars as their Platinum Category round picks at the 2020 PSL draft.
Lynn made his Twenty20 international debut against England in Hobart on 29 January 2014. He made 33 off 19 balls, including three sixes, but did not get to bat in his second game. In January 2017, he was named in Australia One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Pakistan. He made his ODI debut for Australia against Pakistan on 13 January 2017.
Lynn is an explosive batsman who is known for his big-hitting and explosive power. He can consistently hit sixes over 90 meters. During a game in the Big Bash League, playing for the Brisbane Heat, Lynn hit a ball from former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait out of The Gabba. Lynn set a new record with his explosive knock hitting 91 runs from 30 balls playing for Maratha Arabians against Abu Dhabi in T10 league