After earning a call-up to the Australian ODI squad for the five-match series against Pakistan that begins on Friday, Chris Lynn has aspirations of one day pulling on the famous baggy green and representing his country in the Test arena.
The 26-year-old has been dominant in the Big Bash League so far this season, smashing 309 runs from just five matches, and has hit 26 sixes in the process.
His maiden ODI appearance is just around the corner, although Lynn has let himself dream about potentially playing a Test in the future.
“It is the goal,” Lynn said.
“I haven’t played a one-dayer yet, so I can’t think too far ahead.
“I want to try and feel comfortable in that environment and just go from there.”
Like David Warner before him, Lynn will be reluctant to change his batting style no matter the format of cricket he plays, and believes his philosophy of just keeping it simple will allow for him to play his best cricket.
“If I keep it very simple that’s where it works for me and someone like David Warner,” Lynn said.
“The more I think about my game though, the technical side, that’s where I start to doubt myself.”
Somewhat surprisingly Lynn's first-class average isn't too bad, as 44.39 from 40 Sheffield Shield matches is more than enough to warrant any player to join a Test squad conversation.
Just six centuries from those 40 matches may bring Lynn's argument down a peg, but the Queenslander is confident that if he gets a full season under his belt with the Bulls, it may change the selectors' thinking.
“I haven’t played a full season for the Queensland Bulls for four seasons now,” he said.
“My numbers are okay but I haven’t played a full season.”