Chris Lynn singles out RCB as the toughest team to beat in this IPL
It's difficult to go past RCB with their strength in batting, says Chris Lynn.
Updated - Apr 4, 2017 1:14 am
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Chris Lynn is all set to embark upon IPL 10. And much like what everyone feels, Lynn said Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the tough team to beat in the tournament. RCB have a star-studded batting line-up, which boasts of names like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.
Owing to Kohli’s shoulder injury, De Villiers would be leading the team in the initial few matches. The team also has great finishers like Shane Watson, Stuart Binny and Kedar Jadhav, and bowlers like Tymal Mills, Iqbal Abdulla and Aniket Choudhary.
“It’s difficult to go past RCB with their strength in batting. The quality of players and the coaching staff, make them the side to beat,” Lynn said in an event in Kolkata.
“Our plan will be to bowl as many dot balls as possible. It will be challenging but if we can reduce the amount of boundaries conceded then that will go a long in winning the game.
When asked his take on the absence of key Indian players in the tournament, he said that there are 14 games in the season for each side, and they would be out only for a few games, which doesn’t cause big impacts. “We will also miss Umesh (Yadav) for a couple of games so he will walk straight back into the side. He’s a vital part of the team. It will be fine,” he said.
In the Big Bash League in 2014-15, Lynn scored the fastest 50 from 18 balls. He backed his KKR teammate Yusuf Pathan to execute something similar in the IPL.
“Yusuf Pathan’s role is to hit the fastest fifty of the tournament. He’s going to come at number five or six and add power to the batting order by clearing the ropes, hitting as many sixes as possible. That’s what Pathan does the best.” signed off Lynn.