Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have established themselves as one of the most deserving teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 with their strong performances. While KKR has come up with quality all-round performances every time, they got a kick start to their campaign this season with an outstanding performance from Chris Lynn. Lynn, who was famed for his acrobatic catch in 2014 to dismiss AB de Villiers, emerged as one of the initial stars of the 2017 season with consecutive match-winning performances. However, he was unfortunate to get injured while attempting for a catch and was ruled out right away to get himself back on his feet fit and fine. KKR head coach Jacques Kallis has recently revealed that Lynn is improving quickly and KKR can get them back in the team soon. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Match 41 at Eden Gardens
Kallis wrote in his blog for Times of India, “Some excellent news for the KKR fans is that Chris Lynn’s rehab is coming along very nicely and is going according to schedule so we should have him back in action within the next few days. Having made such an emphatic impression at the beginning of the tournament Chris was desperately unlucky and upset to be injured and now cannot wait to be involved again. Hopefully we’ll have the freshest pair of legs in the play-offs.”
Kallis also spoke about David Warner’s insane hammering during Sunrisers Hyderabad’s home game against KKR and called the thrashing ‘Warnered’. “With respect to the rest of the Hyderabad team, it felt like we were `Warnered’ a couple of days ago but, having said that, we had our chances but failed to take them. Aggressive players like Warner usually give a few chances and he did but, unfortunately, we couldn’t hang on to them. Although one man made the difference on the night we are not kidding ourselves about our own performance. We were outplayed in all aspects. Professional sportsmen strive for consistency almost above everything else and we have achieved it for most of the tournament.
“It is impossible to maintain all the time, of course, and we had a bad game which can happen. Fortunately our fate is very much in our own hands and a place in the top fate is very much in our own hands and a place in the top two for the play-offs remains our goal. We’ve had a couple of days off now to refresh and prepare for what is shaping to be a hugely important game against Pune [Rising Pune Supergiant] at the [Eden] Gardens today for both teams,” Kallis wrote.
KKR play Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.