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Former Aussie cricketers tip Chris Lynn to be biggest attraction at IPL 2018 auctions

“Either way I think he (Lynn) will become a million-dollar player," quoted Ricky Ponting.

Chris Lynn of Kolkata Knight Riders in Action | CricTracker.com
Chris Lynn of Kolkata Knight Riders in action. (Photo: IANS)

Hard-hitting Australian cricketer Chris Lynn is revered as one of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball. Lynn, who recently resigned a two-year deal with the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, is being tipped to bag all the limelight next year. Former Australian cricketers have already put their bets on Lynn to be the most expensive player in the IPL 2018 auctions.

The IPL 2018 auctions are set to be the biggest auctions ever in the history of the game. The auction purse money has seen a tremendous rise by 20 per cent owing to the mega deal that the BCCI has struck with the broadcasters. Considering this purse increase, expect the teams to be shelling out bigger bucks for the power hitters.

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Chris Lynn played 7 matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous edition of the IPL. He batted with an average of almost 50 and hit the balls with a strike rate close to 180. In the very first outing he had in the tournament, he had stitched a record partnership with Sunil Narine. If KKR lets him go in the auctions, he is set to fetch big money.

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting feels Chris Lynn will get a million dollar deal. “Either way I think he (Lynn) will become a million-dollar player,” quoted Ricky Ponting. Meanwhile, former all-rounder Andrew Symonds reckoned that Lynn will go for ‘a lot of money’. He feels that the franchises would be tracking his progress very closely.

Lynn goes Lynsane!

Meanwhile, Lynn continues to impress for the Heats in the BBL. He recently hit 25 off just 9 balls to seal the game for his side against Sydney Thunder. He expressed his happiness over the sensational knock that he played.

“To hit one out of the guts first ball was a nice feeling, it shook off a lot of nerves early. (But) because I started in fifth gear, I found it hard to go down the gears and that is something I will work on. I always want to dominate any bowler in any situation of the game. I felt like I was in control. It would’ve been nice to have faced a few more balls, but it wasn’t to be. I’m pretty confident I can build on that,” he quoted.

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