12BET Cricket News: Heat’s captain Lynn apologizes to supporters after embarrassing New Year’s Day match result
Twenty20 star Chris Lynn was left “embarrassed” by Brisbane’s latest loss Perth Scorchers in a New Year’s Day match in front of a record crowd at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast that created some unfortunate history for the team. Venture and win with your favorite national team only here at 12BET Sportsbook! Hurry up and create an account to claim your first bonus as you confirm your registration!
The Heat fell to 7-51 in pursuit of Perth’s 6-149 with only a last-wicket stand of 30 adding a touch of respectability to the scoreline. Lynn stumbled to 14 from 21 balls as wickets fell cheaply and easily around him. It was the Heat’s third defeat from four matches in BBL campaign and their fourth from their many previous matches on the Gold Coast.
“I’ll firstly start with apologising to the Brisbane Heat fans around the country; for me personally I’m truly embarrassed by that batting performance,” Lynn told Channel Seven. “I think we bowled well and we were in a position to win that game but losing wickets every over, a couple of times an over, it just wasn’t good enough.”
The Heat have fallen in their three home games in this season of BBL, one match at the Gabba and two at Metricon, while chasing targets, losing 28 of a possible 30 wickets and managing totals of just 143, 145 and 109. All three losses have come in run chases, with the Heat making 4-209 in their only win when batting first.
When asked about the apparent “hit our or get out” mentality of critics, Lynn said that the critics are “spot on – one hundred per cent”. “The most disappointing thing is that the way we’ve been training, it was the complete opposite what we showed tonight.
That’s the disappointing thing; we’re going out there and running down the wicket and missing balls, and (these are) blokes who normally stand deep in the crease, doing the complete opposite,” Lynn added.
The Heat will have their batting stocks bolstered in mid-January with the return of Burns and the arrival of AB de Villiers, which will likely see Ben Cutting open in place of the exiting Banton. “We don’t want to put too much pressure on AB,” he said. “We want a couple of wins on the board. We can’t just rely on AB coming to fix the job because the BBL teams are so strong, one bloke isn’t going to win you the tournament.”
“We’re going to have to have a hard look at ourselves and rebound quickly because we’ve got Hobart in two days.” The Heat next face the Hurricanes in Hobart, and Lynn suggested a reshuffle would be considered. Sign up now at 12BET and get big rewards, bonuses and promotions like no other. Venture with us now to earn more!