Chris Lynn ready for a bash against Sydney Thunder
CHRIS Lynn is hoping to get his Big Bash season up and running Wednesday night after being hamstrung for the first two games.
The Brisbane Heat star, who had a shoulder reconstruction in July is confident he can overcome a hamstring niggle which forced him to miss games against the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades.
Coach Daniel Vettori erred on the side of caution for those two matches but Lynn wants to play against the Sydney Thunder tonight after smashing 53 sixes and taking two Player-of-the-Tournament awards over the past two BBL campaigns.
"It's exciting. I haven't quite got the 100 per cent nod yet but I'm pretty confident I'll turn out on Wednesday night against the Sydney Thunder,” he said.
"It's been a long time coming, there's a few nerves there, but I think it's just like riding a bike - once you're out there, get off the mark and it's straight back into business.”
Lynn said he had found it hard to be away from the game, especially during the season and said he was desperate to get back in the middle.
"It's been killing me to be honest. I'm not a great watcher of cricket, so to see the boys out there playing, it's hard sitting on the sidelines,” he said.
"I've been trying to do everything I can to get back out there. I'm confident the body will hold together, not just for the rest of the tournament but for future tournaments.
"I haven't had a great run of it the past four years, and it's been frustrating. The physical side hasn't been great but the mental side has been killing me more than anything. So hopefully I don't have to see much of the physio anymore.”
The Heat are one from two after beating the Stars and losing to the Renegades, and even in the early stages of the tournament a win on Wednesday night looms as critical to their hopes of a top-four berth.