Cricket Australia is fast tracking another big hitter to play for the squad in the forthcoming One-Day International against Pakistan on Friday 13th January. Likening the new player, Chris Lynn to record setting and aggressive batsman David Warner, the NZHerald said that as he is likely to be heading New Zealand’s way in the Chappell-Hadlee series starting this month, that the Black Caps can expect double trouble.

Cricket Australia selectors were impressed with Lynn’s Big Bash League batting

Lynn impressed selectors with batting performances playing for the ‘Big Bash’ League.

NZHerald points out he has some impressive figures under his belt from the League games. “His 309 runs have come at a strike rate of 177.58 in five BBL matches this summer, and have included 26 sixes.”

Even Chris Lynn is not shy in comparing his capabilities to that of the man who hit the second fastest 50 in test cricket history. Playing against Pakistan Friday last week, Warner managed that achievement off just 23 balls. Lynn said, “"If I keep it very simple that's where it works for me and someone like David Warner," Lynn said.

Chris Lynn plague by serious injury

Nevertheless, the boy wonder may have to watch out for injuries coming back to haunt him. He has been playing since 2010, but he has had a run of injuries that prevented him from playing a full season for the Queensland Bulls.

His neck, shoulder injury might be a problem despite his cheerful enthusiasm that it won’t affect his performance. ESPN Cricket info records that he had surgery on his left shoulder to fix a rotator cuff problem in 2014 and “missed the entire Matador Cup and the first half of the Sheffield Shield season.” He has not played an international one-day match before, so predicting his performance is not easy.

Nevertheless, if he can stay injury free, he will more than likely come out to bat fast and furiously.

The 26-year-old plays a right-handed batting style and can also bowl. His bowling style is orthodox, slow left arm. He scored his first century in a Sheffield Shield game at the age of nineteen. Chris Lynn was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and attended St Joseph's Nudgee College and the Queensland Academy of Sport.