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Mole Creek area back on watch and act alert, Western Creek and Chudleigh Lakes may be high risk

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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EARLIER:A TOTAL fire ban has been declared for the North and North-West as the Tasmania Fire Service attempts to control 80 vegetation fires burning around the state.

Chief Officer Gavin Freeman said the North and parts of the North-West would be subject to very high fire danger, and said any further fires would stretch the service’s resources too much.

He said the fire risk was not as high on the West Coast, but demands on resources meant it was necessary to impose a total fire ban across the entire North-West Coast.

Chief Officer Freeman said bushwalkers should consider the risks before making trips to the West Coast due to a vegetation fire at Zeehan.

“Make sure it’s well assessed and you know where you’re going, and really if you don’t need to be there, don’t be there at all,” he said.

He said there were a number of fires dotted around the state, with a fire at Musselroe Bay in the North-East generating a large amount of smoke.

Chief Officer Freeman said firefighters from the TFS, the Parks and Wildlife service and Forestry Tasmania were being moved “rapidly” around the state to combat the fires.

He said a lightning strike last week had helped to create the unusually high number of active fires.

“The last time we had this many fires was 2013, when we had about 50 fires burning throughout the state at the one time,” Chief Officer Freeman said.

Chief Officer Freeman said smoke would continue to linger over parts of the state on Tuesday.

He said people with respiratory problems should heed advice from the Department of Health and Human Services and stay indoors wherever possible.

The Parks and Wildlife Service has closed the Sandy Cape Track, the Western Explorer Road and the Tarkine Wilderness Track on the West Coast, a number of walks in the Cradle Mountain area, and campgrounds and tracks near Mount Wedge in the South-West.

The Overland Track remains open but bushwalkers are asked not to stray far from marked tracks.

Chief Officer Freeman said it was important for people to be vigilant of fire risk, and monitor 梧桐夜网fire.tas.gov419论坛 for updates.

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Australian Open 2016: Fixing tennis, and how badly is it broken?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Long-time mutterings about the prevalence of match-fixing are now firmly back out in the public domain. Photo: IStockWhen the match-fixing bomb was dropped from a hemisphere away on Australian Open eve, the strongest reverberations were inevitably destined for Melbourne Park. On the morning of the first day of the grand slam year, as officials scrambled to finalise their united response to the BBC/Buzzfeed allegations, there was talk of little else.
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Not outside, where the game was still the focus, but among those aware of the full report, or alerted by social and digital media that something scandalous was afoot. By the time ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode led a solemn delegation of the sport’s most senior officials into the bright lights of the interview theatrette soon after noon, the media crowd was almost spilling out the door.

Yet while Kermode kept stressing that in its investigations, the Tennis Integrity Unit has to find “evidence as opposed to information, suspicion, or hearsay”, one did not need to have read all 9000 online words to be left with the impression that something is on the nose. The fact that substantial new information appeared to be slightly lacking, and names certainly were, does not mean there will not be a stain left on the game.

On the players, for starters. Eight of the great unnamed are apparently playing here this fortnight. So take a guess. Any guess. A core group of 16 is under the most suspicion.

Part of Kermode’s response was that the reports “mainly refer to events from about 10 years ago” – which is true, given how much time and space was devoted to the detail of the notorious 2007 match in Sopot between Nikolay Davydenko and Martin Vassallo Arguello – and his promise that “we will investigate any new information, and we always do”.

No charges arose from the Sopot scandal, despite a year-long investigation the ATP boss said failed to unearth sufficient evidence. But the admission that “investigators hit a brick wall and it just wasn’t possible to determine who the guilty party was in relation to this match” acknowledges that there was one.

There are others. There must be. ATP figures show that there are nearly 21,000 active professional players and over 2100 officials involved in over 1500 tournaments, and so, like in anything, there will always be a percentage of bad eggs. The issue is, how big/small/smelly? Back in 2007, Andy Murray was among the players who spoke out about the vulnerability of the circuit’s paupers to the temptation of a healthy payday, but also of the difficulties of proving who had succumbed.

The question of whether there are sufficient resources allocated to driving match-fixers from the game is one worth asking, given that the Tennis Integrity Unit has a full-time staff of just five and relies so heavily on information from players and betting companies. Officials insist that whatever help has been requested has been forthcoming, but this is a wealthy international sport, and whatever is needed must be spent on catching those who fall prey to the gambling syndicates and are tempted to transgress. One suspects that, in the future, a few more dollars will be found.

In fact, it is tempting to say you can bet on it, for the sideline issue is that of tournaments welcoming betting companies as corporate backers, including Betway as the sponsor of the Davis and Fed cups, and William Hill as a new Australian Open partner.

Yes, as Kermode was at pains to stress, sports betting is a legal activity. Intelligence-sharing is essential, but can still be done without official ties to the tournaments themselves. Would it change anything in a practical sense? Probably not. And although tennis clearly wants a cut of the betting billions, any official association is just a very bad look.

So long-time mutterings about the prevalence of match-fixing are now firmly back out in the public domain.While not terribly much seemed new or revelatory, the Tennis Integrity Unit has taken a bit of a beating for its alleged toothlessness, and there was plenty else that was food for thought.

The ATP meanwhile, is staunch in its assertions that corruption is neither widespread nor systematic, but that a threat exists which is being taken extremely seriously. Kermode acknowledges such stories are “clearly damaging to the reputation of our sport”, and on a frantic Monday morning that hijacked the start to the Australian Open there was a simple tweet from Murray sharing the link to the Buzzfeed version of a story that had everyone talking. The fact there will be more to come? That will be short odds-on.

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Rob Horne eyes vacant NSW Waratahs centre position

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Rob Horne has hinted on a return to the Waratah’s vacant centre berth this season after the departure of veteran back Adam Ashley-Cooper.
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The 26-year-old started his career in the midfield before making the move to the wing two years ago under former head coach Michael Cheika, making the role his own at the 2015 Rugby World Cup until a shoulder injury halted his progress.

Now fresh from an extended break following his international exertions, Horne is ready to battle it out for a playing position on the front line.

New wing recruits Zac Guildford and Reece Robinson have adapted well so far and assistant-turned-head coach Daryl Gibson has been toying around with the idea of shifting regular fullback Israel Folau to outside centre, giving Horne stiff competition for a starting place on the team sheet.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Horne said, “I’ve been working a fair bit in the centres this preseason but I’ll play wherever Daryl decides that it’s best for the team.

“It’s hard to say until we start playing. A lot of the guys are shifting between different positions and seeing what combinations work.

“Each position has its own intricacies and you learn from experience. Any player that shifts position- there will be a period of learning but all our outside backs are interchangeable and everyone can play different positions so I think that’s key in the modern game and how sides play to win, you have to be able to shift because the game’s so fast you find yourself in different positions all the time.”

The departure of players such as Ashley-Cooper, Sekope Kepu and Jacques Potgieter from the 2014 title winning squad has been a focal point this season, while the loss of Cheika’s services will worry certain sections of the Waratahs fan base, who have taken to the attacking-minded side.

And while Horne admits the title win two years ago may be difficult to replicate, he says the team have not changed their identity or training philosophy.

“We’re enjoying the work together and Daryl brings a different approach to the game, a different set of eyes and background to it,” he said.

“We’ve laid a foundation of work ethic in the past three years and all our supporters know how we play and enjoy that. That base level stuff is not going to change but how we go about it may change a little bit.”

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Australian Open 2016: Omar Jasika, Daria Gavrilova head a day with not much to oi about

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Full Nick Kyrgios package wins first roundHewitt v Aussies. Then Larkham. Now Duckworth
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The outside courts in an Australian Open’s infancy are no place for outsiders. Andrew Ilie a decade ago and Marinko Matosevic more recently are but two locals who’ve ranted and roared and occasionally ripped clothing to the delight of fans clad in green and gold, brandishing flags and blow-up kangaroos and singing in solid strine but rarely in tune.

Day one of last year’s Open lacked a betting scandal, but at least the odds of seeing an Australian playing tennis were decent. As the temperature climbed on Monday afternoon, spotting a local in action while armed with only a ground pass was akin to landing a 50-1 shot – of 100 players on show court two and beyond, just two had an “Aus” next to their names.

Finding a winner among a packed field is all the more rewarding, and the outpouring of emotion when 18-year-old Melbourne boy Omar Jasika sealed a stirring 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win on his debut grand slam just before 8.30pm was worthy of the great local hero tales of Opens past.

Many who’d forked out $39 for a ground pass had zeroed in on Nick Kyrgios’ name in the Hisense Arena evening session. Their long and sweaty wait was punctuated by a breezy win for Kei Nishikori and a couple of upsets – Qiang Wang against Sloane Stephens and former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki dumped by Yulia Putintseva.

Those who craved a new hero took block on court seven. Front and centre were the “Omar Army” (complete with hashtag and personalised t-shirts), and of course the Fanatics, declaring their love for Jasika with a zeal and volume as striking as the silence that accompanied every point won by Illya Marchenko, a Ukrainian who must have longed for home.

Short, fair-haired, left-handed and generally antithetical to his mate Kyrgios (save for the silver stud in his left ear), Jasika had shaped as an unlikely day one hero. By the time he broke Marchenko in the fourth set’s seventh game, the home support had rattled the visitor to the point of exasperation.

Family and close mates were in Jasika’s corner too, revelling in an occasion to remember. Their boy boasted a strong apprenticeship, peaking with the rare double of junior singles and doubles titles at last year’s US Open. A wildcard secured his grand slam debut, but Jasika was under no illusions about the difficulty of transitioning to the big boys’ tour.

Last year he played in China, America, Canada, Korea and Japan, but also in Traralgon and Alice Springs. Even with blanket support, Melbourne Park against a top-100 opponent was a whole new ball game. He took it in his ever-lengthening stride.

He hadn’t been burdened with chasing Australia’s first win of AO2016, a feat achieved by another import, Daria Gavrilova, who disposed of Lucie Hradecka 7-6, 6-4 in the opening Margaret Court Arena match of the tournament.

A relationship with Luke Saville lured Gavrilova from Moscow to Melbourne, where she is coached by Nicole Pratt. Dual Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova awaits. “Oh, another Czech,” she said, rolling her eyes. “She hits a big ball too.”

Overt patriotism is a dead-set certainty at a tennis major, and with such sparse home-grown fare on offer the tennis fan takes what he or she can get. When Ajla Tomljanovic hit her first ball against Kateryna Bondarenko around 5.15pm, she was greeted as if her name was Goolagong. “Let’s go Tommy” and “come on Aussie” rang out for the 22-year-old native of Zagreb, who became “Aussie Ajla” in mid-2014 when coached by Sam Stosur’s mentor David Taylor. The bond is yet to fully set; Tomljanovic is a resident but not yet a citizen, playing as an Australian in the majors but a Croatian at other WTA tour events.

Against the experienced Bondarenko, a 29-year-old who took three years off the tour to start a family, she toiled admirably before succumbing 7-6, 6-3. Kyrgios’ pending appointment with Pablo Carreno Busta prevented him from urging his rumoured love interest to greater heights.

Thirteen Australians will take the court on day two, but Jasika has already set a high bar for adulation. As he closed out the match and hugged his coach and family at courtside, the chants rang out. “If you love Omar, stand up!” No-one was sitting down.

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Santos Women’s Tour: Lizzie Williams wins penultimate stage in scorcher

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Big win: Lizzie Williams took out stage three of the Santos Women’s Tour. Photo: Elesa KurtzIn scorching conditions, Lizzie Williams soloed to a gritty win in stage three of the Santos Women’s Tour on Monday that posed no threat to her Orica-AIS teammate Katrin Garfoot’s overall lead.
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Williams won the 100.8km circuit race at Lyndoch by 19 seconds from Garfoot, who won the sprint for second ahead of NSW’s Lauren Kitchen (HiTec Products) and four others who were strung out, while the peloton came in at 4 minutes 28 seconds.

“It was hot out there,” said Williams, from Victoria, also lauding her NSW teammate Amanda Spratt, the national road champion who was with the leaders after a solo move she made was brought back by their rivals, while Williams and Garfoot sat on.

“We had strong girls out there and we knew we could get the numbers.

“‘Spratty’ was just a workhorse out there, dangling off the front like a rabbit.

“It allowed me to be able to sit on the whole time and that’s why ultimately I had the energy to go with about four kilometres to go, and that’s teamwork.”

Garfoot, who continues to lead the tour overall going into Tuesday night’s fourth and final stage in Adelaide’s Victoria Park, also praised Spratt’s daring but useful move.

Garfoot said that after Spratt was caught on the last climb: “I got told to go for it on the climb but that didn’t really work, so we waited until it came back together.

“It was cat and mouse out there, everyone of course covered me and not the others so Lizzie got away to take out the win.”

While Garfoot is still leading overall, she is still on the same time as Kitchen, Shelley Olds (Cylance) and Danielle King (Wiggle High5).

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Dangerous dad abandons baby to bash mate: video

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Shocking video footage of an intoxicatedfather leaving hisnine-month-old son unattendedto chase after his mateand knock him unconscious has been aired in a Wollongong court.
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The man, who cannot be named, left the child unrestrained in a pram precariously close to stairs atThirroul Railway Station on the evening ofDecember 27, 2014,to runafter the victim following an argument between the pair.

The footage shows the father throw a series of punches at his friend, the second of which appears to knock the man out cold,causing him to slump to the ground.

The father goes back to his son, however returns to hisunconscious friend’s side when another manarrives.

He then rolls the victim over and tries to wake him, at one stage taking the man’swallet and goingthrough it, all while the child remains alone at the other end of the station overpass.

Dangerous dad abandons baby to bash mate: video The footage shows the father throw a series of punches at his friend, the second of which appears to knock the man out cold, causing him to slump to the ground.

The footage shows the father throw a series of punches at his friend, the second of which appears to knock the man out cold, causing him to slump to the ground.

The father returns to the pram at the other end of the footbridge.

The father returns to the pram at the other end of the footbridge.

The father goes back to his son, however returns to his unconscious friend’s side when another man arrives.

The father goes back to his son, however returns to his unconscious friend’s side when another man arrives.

He then rolls the victim over and tries to wake him, at one stage taking the man’s wallet and going through it, all while the child remains alone at the other end of the station overpass.

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Labor’s Lynda Voltz calls for answers over Jamie Clements investigation

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Lynda Voltz has criticised an investigation by NSW parliament into sexual harassment claims against former NSW ALP boss Jamie Clements.Labor MLC Lynda Voltz has criticised an investigation by NSW parliament into sexual harassment claims against former NSW ALP boss Jamie Clements that found there was “insufficient evidence” to substantiate the allegations.
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Ms Voltz is a former military policewoman who investigated sexual harassment and assault allegations in the Australian Defence Force during the 1980s and ’90s.

She questioned why the investigation finding was based on “the balance of probabilities” as outlined in a letter to Mr Clements last October.

Fairfax Media revealed the confidential findings after Mr Clements resigned as general secretary following allegations he tried to kiss a staff member, Stefanie Jones, in a parliament house office last year.

Mr Clements was never charged and denies the claims, which were the subject of an apprehended violence order application brought by police last year.

Police withdrew the application and Mr Clements, without admissions, agreed to stay away from Ms Jones for 12 months.

But Mr Clements quit after federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten called for a report and opposition leader Luke Foley urged him to resign.

The letter says parliament’s investigator found “insufficient corroborating evidence, on the balance of probabilities, to substantiate the allegations”.

It also found Ms Jones “exhibited a genuine level of anxiety regarding her interactions [with Mr Clements].”

But Ms Voltz said: “If this is the bar we are going to set for women wanting to make a complaint of sexual harassment there will be a lot of women discouraged from coming forward”.

This was particularly the case “if they know the offender is going to receive a document that will end up in the media.”

Ms Voltz has written to the Clerk of the Legislative Council, David Blunt, requesting an explanation.

“It’s about how they reached their conclusion, why the letter was sent and how victims will feel in the future about coming forward to make a complaint,” she said.

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Western Sydney Wanderers request safe standing for RBB in new stadium submission

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Loud and active: The Wanderers want to have standing room only for the RBB. Photo: Jonathan CarrollWestern Sydney Wanderers are pushing to make their new home in Parramatta the first stadium in Australia to have a dedicated standing end for active supporters, but must first reach an agreement with NRL club Parramatta Eels.
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By 2019, the new 30,000 capacity stadium in Parramatta could become the envy of all A-League clubs by including two permanent standing bays for the Wanderers’ vocal supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc.

In their submission for the new stadium, the Wanderers requested up to 1000 safe standing seats to be installed to accommodate their passionate fans in a major step in Australian venues catering for football’s needs.

Both major tenants entered their requests for features as plans enter the consultative stage of the design process before construction is due to begin following the end of the NRL home and away season in September.

“Our goal is to be playing out of a world-class football stadium in 2019,” Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas said.

“We have put forward a comprehensive submission and we are engaged in regular consultation on this project to ensure that our members and fans get a venue that we hope will exceed their expectations.”

Under the Wanderers proposal, removable seats, or those that can be securely stored inside metal frames, would be installed in the new northern end of the stadium, allowing active fans to be more mobile and active in the stands.

The concept follows practices popular in Argentina, continental Europe and particularly in Germany, where rails give football fans the freedom to support in a more traditional style while preventing crushing or stampedes.

The most likely form of safe standing seating will be the German-style “rail seating” that allows seats to be bolted away for standing areas and easily installed for seating.

The Wanderers trialled these seats sporadically through the northern end at Pirtek Stadium. The club is amid discussions with Parramatta Eels to allay concerns that such a format could obstruct sight for viewers sitting down for rugby league games.

“As part of our submission, a proposed safe standing area in the north end has been included. With the design and architectural development of stadiums around the world we believe this can be achieved and look forward to seeing it become a part of the new design and a first in Australia,” Tsatsimas said.

“Flexibility is key to this occurring and we hope the consultation and design will accommodate the needs a multi-use venue requires for one of its key tenants.”

Parramatta Eels are very supportive of the concept but will not accept any seating plan that would restrict the view of patrons who prefer to sit down.

Both ends behind the goals of the current Pirtek Stadium are ticketed as family ends by the Eels, whose initial plans are likely to retain the same designated areas in the new stadium.

“Our focus is ensuring that our members and fans receive the best possible game day experience in Australia through the $100 million redevelopment of the Parramatta Leagues club precinct and the new state of the art facilities at Parramatta Stadium,” Eels chief executive John Boulous said.

“Discussions regarding design and seating plans are at an early stage and we look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure it reflects the multi-purpose intent of the facility.”

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Masters faces property upheaval

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Woolworths decided it could not continue to sustain ongoing losses after a performance review of the home improvement chain. Photo: Glenn HuntElizabeth Knight: Masters an epic fail for WoolworthsWhat went wrong at Masters?Woolworths to close or sell Masters and Home Timber and HardwareThousands of jobs in jeopardy
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The decision by Woolworths to exit its hardware business, Masters, could result in significant property costs through the ending of leases and closure of its 63 stores.

The group owns about 60 per cent of the sites across the country and leases the remainder.

According to property agents, the well-located suburban stores such as in Toorak Road, Melbourne, would be easily released to other hardware chains, such as Mitre 10, while rival Bunnings is said to be already targeting at least nine Masters sites in NSW and Victoria.

The average store is about 13,000 square metres.

Chris Parry, director of large format retail for CBRE says demand will be high for the well-located sites.

“The NSW market is undersupplied and this will provide the opportunity for other specialty large format retailers of Masters choose to vacate the stores,” Mr Parry said.

Other agents said Masters downfall was by targeting female shoppers to be a point of difference from Bunnings, “where the tradies shop”.

Total sales for the last year were $1.9 billion and Woolworths opened 11 new Masters sites across the country. It has been focussed on expanding in NSW with new sites in Chullora and Northmead in Sydney’s expanding western suburbs.

One said the chain’s demise would be negative for consumers as they would lose confidence in the business, but it would provide opportunity for other chains to enter the market as the stores become available.

A Woolworths spokesman said: “Masters is committed to doing the right thing by our landlords and developers and we will be dealing with sites where construction is planned or underway on a case-by-case basis”.

One agent commented that the property sector had seen how the closure might flow through stores with the demise of Dick Smith.

“We have seen these situations in the past and in general, well-located stores will be snapped up,” the agent said.

But he said there are expectations that Woolworths will suffer some losses from breaking leases. Most retail leases are for five years with an option to extend a further five years.

According to Woolworths chairman, Gordon Cairns, while it will endeavour to move quickly, the process from here will take several months and the business will continue to trade normally through this period.

“Our recent review of our operating performance indicates it will take many years for Masters to become profitable. We have determined we cannot continue to sustain ongoing losses from this business,” Woolworths said.

Hardware and do-it-yourself home maintenance have been a battleground for the major retailers as they scramble to get a foothold into the booming housing market, as well as find the right location.

Bunnings was the the first to snare as many sites as possible and has been on a spending spree for development-grade land for many years.

Like its food and fashion retail counterparts, the group has sold some warehouses and leased them back, and used the cash for future expansion.

But as the penchant has risen for home repairs and renovations, thanks to many television shows, led by the popular Kevin McCloud’s​ Grand Designs, more market players have arrived.

Land grabs are now the main game for Woolworths’ Masters Home Improvement and Wesfarmers’ Bunnings, the two biggest in the sector.

Masters has been the main sponsor of Channel Seven’s House Rules, and, while there is increasing awareness of the brand on the back of the deal, the translation to sales and the cost of sponsoring the program is unclear, say brokers at Macquarie.

Part of the growth cycle of the hardware business was the takeover of the suburban hardware store, but as the demand for tools and paint has grown, so has the size of the stores.

The potential demise of Masters also comes as Wesfarmers has made a conditional offer to acquire Homebase, one of the brands operated by Home Retail Group in the UK.

According to Deutsche Bank, due diligence reportedly began in October 2015, and is now complete. Wesfarmers states that transaction documentation is advanced and in the process of being finalised, but there is no certainty the offer will lead to an agreed transaction. If successful, this would represent Wesfarmers’ foray into the UK home improvement market.

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Chris Lynn hopes national T20 return is the start of much bigger things

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Big hit: Chris Lynn has been in hot form for the Brisbane Heat in the BBL. Photo: Michael DodgeLike David Warner before him, Chris Lynn wants to leverage his success in the shortest form of the game and translate it to the longest, stressing once again his desire to eventually force his way into the Australian Test side.
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While George Bailey may have been the hard-luck story of the squad to play India in three T20 internationals, Lynn was given the most deserved of opportunities after demolishing Big Bash attacks for the Brisbane Heat.

He made 378 runs in eight appearances, averaging 54 at a strike rate of 173 to become the hottest T20 bat in the country, at one stage whacking a powerless Ben Hilfenhaus for five sixes in an over.

His ball striking has been cleaner than Jordan Spieth and he wants to ensure he translates BBL domination into runs against the touring Indians, starting in Adelaide on Australia Day.

If selected, he will add to the pair of T20s for Australia he played back in January 2014 against England and try and punch his ticket for the World Twenty20 in India in March.

“It’s just good to be given an opportunity in the green and gold again,” said Lynn, who has enjoyed a season of good health after a few years racked by injury.

“Now it’s all about taking that opportunity. I’m in decent form so hopefully I can carry this momentum into these three games.

“I want to make up for lost time. I don’t think I’ve played a full season for the past three or four years. I’m just happy to be able to hit the ground running and stay on the park.”

Since he scored a century in just his second Sheffield Shield game at the age of 19, Lynn has set his sights on a baggy green. Injury deprived him of significant stretches of red-ball cricket but the door may have creaked open via T20.

The template may be Warner, who began life as a short-game slogger before grasping every chance thrown his way as he became one of the most dominant opening bats in Test cricket.

“Test cricket is number one, there’s no doubt about that. You get that question all the time… it will be for the rest of my career,” Lynn said.

“He [Warner] takes every opportunity he gets. Just because you score runs in one form of the game, it can still translate to another version.

“I’d love to [play Tests]. Maybe I’ve been pigeon-holed a little bit but that’s because I’ve played more T20 cricket. My body hasn’t allowed me to play as much red-ball cricket as I’d like the last couple of years. I’d love to play all three formats.”

The niggling doubt over Lynn is a perceived weakness against slow bowling, a point raised by Kevin Pietersen, who suggested he wouldn’t be convinced on Lynn until he is crushing spin on sub-continental decks.

But the 25-year-old Queenslander, despite confessing to a lack of experience in India, said he had plans and training regimes in place to ensure he was as prepared as possible to perform should he head to the World  Twenty20.

“I’ve been to India a couple of times. But I haven’t played a hell of a lot of cricket over there. If I get picked, we’ll find out, won’t we? I’ve got a game plan towards spin bowling that I’m comfortable with,” Lynn said. “And teams still bowl at least 10 overs of pace.”

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