Chris Lynn has had the best of the start to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.
Chosen as the surprising opener to open the innings with Gautam Gambhir, the right-handed batsman played blistering innings of 93* in just 41 deliveries in the first game, sharing a match-winning partnership of 184 with his skipper against Gujarat Lions.
He continued his form and smacked 32 runs in the next game he played against Mumbai Indians but an injury in the same game, curtailed his participation in the tournament and Lynn found himself warming the bench.
It’s almost 26 days and Lynn is yet to play a game, which is frustrating and the Australian himself, who can’t wait to get back in action,
“I can’t keep affording to have this time off when I’m hitting the ball so well, it’s so frustrating. I think I might just have to be one of those fielders you hide in the field. But as soon as I start costing the team runs in the field, that’s when I’ve got to have a hard look at it. I think I can still contribute a fair amount with the bat and still be good enough in the ring in the field,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted him as saying.
This was the third time in a period of two years when he was hit on the same shoulder. There were reports that Lynn might have been ruled out of the league but his impressive show in the first two games was enough and the franchise persisted with him and kept him in the camp.
Lynn has spent almost a month at the KKR camp recovering from the injury and is waiting to get fit. Lynn is expected to be back in action for the contest against Kings XI Punjab which will be played on May 9 and he will be the mainstay for the team if the side qualifies for the next round, which is surely on the cards.