Kolkata Knight Riders will look to win a crucial game against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday night, and one man they will surely bank on is Chris Lynn.
The Australian explosive batsman has done quite well in this year’s IPL. He has scored a couple of fifties for KKR but will look to go all guns blazing to take his team to a safe spot.
He recently got snubbed from Australia’s upcoming limited overs fixtures against England, and an injury-prone shoulder hasn’t helped matters either.
But the 28-year-old believes hitting the ball for miles is not an issue for him. Lynn didn’t get picked for the tour to the UK and Zimbabwe.
Since returning from an injury, the opener has scored 277 runs at an average if 30.77 and at a strike rate of 133.81.
“I was probably a little bit nervous and apprehensive early on, but of late I can bat with freedom. I’ve shown that in the last couple of innings in small glimpses. I am certainly not 100 percent. For me batting is not an issue at all, that’s first and foremost priority. On the field, I am not fielding at the positions that I want to field in,” Lynn said on the eve of their match against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.
Lynn not concerned over fitness issues
Having injured both his shoulders in recent past, Lynn has been advised not to dive around the park. He has played all of KKR’s ten games and hasn’t looked uncomfortable in the field.
“I’m a little bit restricted there. But at the end of the day, if I score more runs, then I’m doing my job. Batting is the priority. I think a big score is just around the corner.” he said.
Mumbai have won all of their last seven encounters against Kolkata and an impressive record at the Eden Gardens will only add to their confidence.