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IPL 2018: Chris Lynn hopeful of playing for KKR despite injured shoulder

Chris Lynn is set to play for KKR in IPL 2018

The latest development on Chris Lynn’s injury will give some respite to the Kolkata-based franchise Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the IPL 2018.

The explosive batsman who had dislocated his shoulder while fielding during the recently concluded tri-series final will not need any further surgery. According to Lynn’s manager Stephen Atkinson, Lynn is already disappointed at missing out on the ongoing edition Paksitan Super League. 

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Chris Lynn leaves the field injured during the Twenty20I Tri Series Final

“Chris got a positive result from the doctors who said he will not need surgery,” Atkinson opened up to the Australian media. “Chris is disappointed at missing the Pakistan Super League but he will be making every effort to play in the Indian Premier League and, if selected, the five one-dayers for Australia in England in June.”

The 28-year-old Australian was bought for a whopping 9.6 Crore by the two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders during the mega auction held in January. Despite an injury-stricken season last year, Lynn walloped a total of 295 runs at an incredible strike-rate of 180.98 in 7 matches. He is also expected to lead the franchise in the upcoming tournament, owing to Gautam Gambhir’s exit.

“I’m disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned (this week), but I’ll now focus on rehabilitation and working as hard as I can, with the hope to still take part in the Indian Premier League later this year,” Lynn was quoted by cricket.com.au.

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