Chris Lynn finalises Northamptonshire deal for T20 Blast

Chris Lynn will play county cricket for the primary time this summer time after agreeing a deal to play for Northamptonshire within the T20 Blast.

ESPNcricinfo revealed on Friday that Lynn’s identify topped Northants’ shortlist for a second abroad participant to seem alongside James Neesham on this yr’s competitors, and the membership confirmed his signing on Monday morning.

Lynn made his first look in English home cricket final summer time, enjoying for Northern Superchargers within the Hundred, however this might be his first stint within the county recreation.

“I’ve at all times needed to play county cricket and I am actually wanting ahead to becoming a member of up with Northamptonshire for the Vitality Blast,” he mentioned. “The UK is a good place to play and I’m hopeful that I can contribute with some good performances and in addition attempt to entertain the Steelback followers this summer time.”

However Northants had been available in the market for a top-order batter following the departure of Adam Rossington on a season-long mortgage to Essex and Lynn was the right match, in line with their T20 captain Josh Cobb.

“To get somebody of Lynn’s high quality is a superb signing,” Cobb mentioned. “He suits the invoice very well when it comes to his energy on the prime of the order and fills that slot for us properly. I actually get the sensation he has a starvation to go on the market and carry out and when he does Wantage Street actually will not be large enough.

“Lynn’s captained the Brisbane Warmth for a lot of years too so for me personally he brings these management qualities as effectively,” Cobb added. “I am wanting ahead to working alongside him and getting some totally different views he might need.”

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