Australian star batsman Chris Lynn has signed a new five-year deal with the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise side Brisbane Heats. The details of Lynn’s contract is yet to be disclosed but according to the franchise, it is “the biggest deal in BBL history”, although Melbourne Renegades also signed Aaron Finch for a lucrative deal for three seasons in August 2016.

“To be on the same side as a legend like Brendon McCullum and enjoy some success along the way made it even more memorable. I”m honored that the Heat have shown confidence in me for the coming seasons and given us the opportunity to achieve something special as a club in the future,” Lynn expressed.

The BBL franchise has extended the contracts of their coach Daniel Vettori and Shane Bond for two years. “The fact we have locked-up Dan and Shane and a good proportion of our squad for the next few years bodes well for the future. The Heat has evolved into a club for all Queensland fans and we”re determined to make a success of the opportunity we have ahead of us. It was one of the best experiences of my career to play in front of five sold-out home crowds at the Gabba,” “” Lynn told while talking to the franchise”s website.

The 27-year-old hard-hitting has missed a substantial amount of playing time due to a number of injuries. Currently, he is recovering from a surgery. He has missed the domestic one-day tournament for the fourth time in a row and hence not been offered a contract by Queensland for the 2017-18 season.

However, Lynn admitted that he is recovering at a steady pace. “I”ve had some good reports from the surgeon and the QC medical staff and we”re working to the recovery plan. It is feeling okay now, although there is still a way to go,” he signed off.