Australian big-hitting right-hander Chris Lynn, whose career has been marred with injuries, suffered yet another injury as he dislocated his shoulder during the tri-series final between Australia and New Zealand. While it'a blow for Australia, it's a massive blow for two-time Indian Premier League winners Kolkata Knight Riders, who had been relying on him as he was not only one of they key batsmen, but also someone who could be their next skipper. At the IPL 2018 auctions, KKR bought Lynn for a whopping Rs 9.6 crores.
Fielding at short midwicket in the ninth over of New Zealand's innings, the 27-year-old dived full stretch towards his left and even though he reduced down the pace of the ball by getting his hands to it, he immediatly looked in pain and was off the field after getting some attention from physiotherapist.
A while back, former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis agreed to the fact that Lynn was one of the players in line to be KKR's new captain.
"Yes, he is probably one of the candidates but we haven't yet decided about it. May be, we will get to know in the next couple of weeks," he signed off.
While talking to cricket.com.au, Lynn recently said that he would be delighted to lead the KKR side if given an opportunity.
"I'd love to, I'd jump at the opportunity," Lynn was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au when asked if he would like to be the KKR captain in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
"We've got a really good group at Kolkata. The coaching staff, Simon Katich, Jacques Kallis, Heath Streak ... I can relate [easily to] them."
Even in IPL 2017, Lynn missed several important matches for KKR after dislocating his right shoulder during fielding.