15 Nov 2017

'Lynnsanity' set to take over Hong Kong T20 Blitz


Hung Hom JD Jaguars have started the Hong Kong T20 Blitz overseas free agency period with a bang, announcing Australian superstar Chris Lynn who will join the team for the tournament played from February 6-11 in 2018.
 
Lynn recently became the first man to sign a million dollar, five-year contract in the Australian Big Bash League and was taken as the number one pick in the recent Pakistan Super League draft.
 
Such was his dominance in the BBL, the hashtag ‘Lynsannity’ went viral and his 124 metre six off Shaun Tait was arguably the highlight of that tournament. Lynn also holds the record with Gautam Gambhir for the highest opening partnership in IPL history with his 93 off 41 balls in a stand of 164 for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
 
Spectators in Hong Kong will now be treated to witness his power hitting while wearing the pink of the Jaguars. 
 
"I’m really looking forward to coming to Hong Kong next February, I’ve heard great things about the growth of cricket there and look forward to experiencing something new," Lynn said.
 
"It’s always exciting to have a new challenge and hopefully I can help the Jaguars lift the trophy."
 
"The scores were pretty high last year so it looks like a very entertaining tournament for the fans."

The Jaguars are the first team to announce an overseas signing for 2018. In the 2017 tournament the Jaguars had Darren Sammy, Johan Botha, James Franklin, Jonathan Foo and Mohammad Naveed as overseas players.
 
"Chris Lynn would be an automatic choice in any T20 team, be it international or franchise cricket," Jaguars Co-Owner Susan Lulla said.

"We were very keen to bring him to play for us and the moment we knew he was recovering well from surgery, we wasted no time in signing him up. After picking some of the best bowlers from Hong Kong cricket, we will have an explosive batsman in our top order to further add to our impressive batting lineup."

The Hung Hom JD Jaguars, co-owned by Ninad Shah, Harsh Shah and Susan Lulla, participate in the annual Hong Kong T20 Blitz. They have combined to amalgamate their cricket acuity, expertise and passions, to breed a team that can inspire as much as entertain.The Jaguars have 3 goals in cricket – To Achieve via great performances, To Entertain by playing passionate cricket and finally, To popularise cricket in Hong Kong.