Chris Lynn to cut short CPL stint to boost World Cup chances with Queensland
In six CPL games, Chris Lynn has managed 74 runs at an average of 12.33 and a best score of 46. @Getty

His vision clearly trained on the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Chris Lynn has decided to leave the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) earlier than expected to head home to Australia where he will lead his state Queensland in the JLT One-Day Cup.

The big-hitting but injury-prone Australian batsman is part of Trinbago Knight Riders, who are second on the CPL points table, but with the finals of the tournament set to clash with the start of Australia’s domestic one-day competition, Lynn has vowed to captain Queensland as he pushes for a World Cup berth.

“Chris was pretty clear about his involvement with the Bulls before he headed off to the CPL and with the injury to Jimmy Peirson, he has an important role to fill in the leadership group with the experience he can bring to the team,” Queensland coach Wade Seccombe told News Corp.

In July, Lynn had told cricket.com.au what Australia’s coach Justin Langer told him regarding the 2019 World Cup in England, and of how he hoped to use the Australian domestic season and the CPL.

The 28-year-old has not had a good run in the Caribbean, however. In six games, he has managed 74 runs at an average of 12.33 and a best score of 46.