Chris Lynn once again ruled out of Sri Lanka series with terrible neck injury

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Chris Lynn. (Photo Source: Twitter)

26-year old Chris Lynn might very well consider himself to be perhaps the most unluckiest of cricketers in recent times given a neck injury that has coincided with his international debut for Australia. What followed his ODI debut against Pakistan in the first ODI at Brisbane was a terrible neck injury, something that ruled him out of the rest of the series. However, this also ensured that Lynn was indeed someone who was very much a part of the future plans of the Australian selectors.

However, even after the rehab, it now seems as though Chris Lynn will be out with some more irritation given the fact that the rehab has not really happened as well as the medical team would have liked for it to go. However, despite this, Kevin Sims, the Medical director went on to state that Lynn would be seeing a specialist later this week.


“Chris resumed some light training as part of his rehabilitation but was still unable to function at the level he needs to play international cricket due to his existing neck injury,” Sims said.

“Chris will be seeing a specialist later this week and from there we will have a better understanding of the ongoing management, along with the return to play timeframes.”

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In his place, Ben Dunk has been named as a viable replacement, someone who certainly can strike the ball a country mile. While Dunk certainly does not have the massive 26 sixes or perhaps even the 120 meter odd six Lynn smashed out of the park, the fact is that he certainly is one of the few viable options for T20 cricket on the international stage. Interestingly, only aron Finch, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, and James Faulkner are the ones who find themselves as a prominent part of the Australia side with the rest filled in by others picked from the Big Bash League.

Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Patrick Cummins, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Michael Klinger, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa