Two-time Big Bash league player of the tournament Chris Lynn is set to face the Melbourne Stars tonight at the Gabba and return two months ahead of schedule.
Lynn underwent a shoulder reconstruction in July and was not expected back until February, however, the 27-year-old is set to gamble on his shoulder for the Brisbane Heat tonight.
Lynn’s past BBL form has him regarded as arguably the best batsman in the BBL and his “bash brother” Brendon McCullum is champing at the bit to hit the pitch with him once again.
The pair smashed 632 runs for the Heat last summer and McCullum couldn’t contain his excitement regarding Lynn's return.
“He is one of the biggest commodities in the game at the moment and biggest excitement machines going around,” he told Newscorp.
“He hits the balls miles and wins games single-handedly.
“I lean on him from a captaincy point-of-view too. He’s got a very good cricket brain and is a strong leader in the group.”
Lynn smashed 26 sixes in five games last season for an average of 156.50 earning him a call-up to the Australian side, however, his shoulder injury troubled him greatly.
But with the shoulder injury hopefully behind him, Lynn said playing without pain would be a massive advantage.
“To be pain free playing cricket is something I’ve really wanted to do the last couple of years,” he said. “It’s going well.
“We (me and McCullum) keep it simple and I think that’s why we get along so well.”