Chris Lynn to maintain KKR loyalty in CPL

The destructive Australian batsman was picked by Trinbago Knight Riders, also co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan, at the auctions in London on Thursday.

Lynn will be the fifth cricketer — after Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro and Darren Bravo — in his current CPL franchise to don both KKR and TKR colours.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Australia top order batsman Chris Lynn will now be maintaining the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) loyalty at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) too.

The destructive right-hander was picked by Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), which is also co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan, at the auction in London on Thursday.

Lynn will be the fifth cricketer — after Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro and Darren Bravo — in his current CPL franchise to don both KKR and TKR colours.

Till last season, he turned out for Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Being a marquee player, he didn’t enter the draft process and directly negotiated with the franchise.

Lynn is currently nursing a shoulder injury, but is likely to be fit before the IPL.

Trinbago Knight Riders (Squad): Dwayne Bravo, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Khary Pierre, Ronsford Beaton, Junior Dala, Javon Searles, Terrance Hinds, Kevon Cooper, Nikita Miller, Anderson Phillip, Hamza Tariq, Amir Jangoo