Source - The Guardian
Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn has been named as the Big Bash League’s player of the tournament.
Throughout the regular season, Lynn scored 378 runs off 218 balls with a highest score of 101 and in the process became the tournament’s highest run scorer for the season.
Lynn earned 22 votes for the tournament, beating three Adelaide Strikers for the title, with Adil Rashid (17 votes), Mahela Jayawardena (15 votes) and Travis Head (14 votes) finishing in the top four most valuable players.
Votes are awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the standing umpires at the end of each match meaning a player can receive up to six votes per match.
Lynn was recently selected in Australia’s KFC T20 International squad to play against India this week after his powerful BBL performances which saw him register 27 sixes and 23 fours during the campaign.Head won the BBL’s Young Gun award, for the best player aged under 25.
Both officiating umpires in each match cast 3-2-1 votes for the awards, with Lynn rewarded for his consistent big-hitting – he smacked 27 sixes and 23 fours in the tournament.
Lynn scored 378 runs off 218 balls with a highest score of 101.
The top ten KFC BBL|05 vote getters are:
1. Chris Lynn
2. Adil Rashid
3. Mahela Jayawardena
4. Travis Head
5. Aaron Finch
6. Glenn Maxwell
7. Mike Hussey
8. Shaun Marsh
9. Shane Watson
10. Andre Russell