Lynn 'itching to play' IPL

KKR CEO, Venky Mysore, admitted that Australian opener Chris Lynn is eager to feature in the IPL.

Lynn, who has been a key player for the KKR, was signed for a whopping Rs 9.6 crore—the most expensive Australian cricketer this year—at the IPL auction in Bengaluru.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Chris Lynn’s run of injury misfortune has cast a shadow over his participation in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.

Earlier, the big-hitting opener, who suffered a dislocated right shoulder during Australia's T20 in Auckland last month, was sidelined from the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

But Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is confident of his return to fitness. In a chat with Sportstar on Sunday, KKR’s CEO, Venky Mysore, admitted that Lynn is eager to feature in the IPL.

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“Lynn is itching to play, so we know he is going to do everything within his power to get ready. So, we have our fingers crossed,” Mysore said.

The CEO also explained that the KKR support staff is in constant touch with  Cricket Australia. “He is being very well taken care of by Cricket Australia support staff and our support staff is also working closely in terms of coordination,” Mysore pointed out.

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Refuting speculations that Lynn could only feature in the latter part of the tournament, Mysore said: “Things are better than what everyone expected. Fortunately, the injury does not seem to be as bad as people thought initially. He is going to be working very hard for the next 30 days to get fully ready, with rehab and everything else.”

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Lynn, who has been a key player for the KKR, was signed for a whopping Rs 9.6 crore—the most expensive Australian cricketer this year—at the IPL auction in Bengaluru.