Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) opening batsman Chris Lynn could stage a comeback to the playing XI according to his teammate and New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. The Australian was seen in the nets after a long gap ahead of KKR’s game against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). He made a comeback into the field after more than three weeks as he had injured his left shoulder while attempting a catch against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium. Lynn was the Orange Cap holder when he got injured and will like to resume from where he left in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir urges Kolkata Knight Riders to improve their fielding, following loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad
“He is trying to get back as fast as he can. He will be training with us today so let’s see,” teammate and New Zealander de Grandhomme told when quizzed about Lynn’s fitness. ”The shoulder is slowly getting there. I had a cortisone injection the other day and it worked really well,” Lynn was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia (CA).
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Lynn’s inclusion will further boost an already strong KKR batting line-up. He made his intentions clear by smashing a 41-ball 93 against Gujarat Lions (GL) in the third match of the season. The 27-year-old’s comeback could also see the end of Sunil Narine as an opener, an experiment which has bore effective results for the two-time champions so far. KKR are currently in a very strong position in the league stage with 7 victories from 10 games. They have very much confirmed a place in the playoffs and will be eager to finish in the top two.