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IPL 2020: 5 players who could re-join their old clubs

Some franchises are keen on re-bidding and buying some of their released players for a cheaper cost.

2. Chris Lynn – Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn. (Photo: IANS)

Although there was no official statement from the Kolkata Knight Riders, the only plausible explanation behind releasing Chris Lynn could be that they wish to retake him in the auction, perhaps for a better price. Lynn cost them INR 9.4 Crore, after which he scored nearly 900 runs for the franchise in two seasons.

His strike-rate has remained around the 140-mark and is perhaps the best choice franchises have among the openers. Lynn has had some struggles against spinners, where his approach clearly wasn’t as aggressive, but he knows when and where to pick his bowlers. His street-smart cricket has helped him do well in this tournament in the last two years.

Kolkata will definitely go back bidding for the Australian opener and there is a good chance that he could go out of their reach. Having said that, they will be having a keen eye on alternate choices like Evin Lewis, Ben Dunk, Tom Banton and Shimron Hetmyer as a potential replacement for Lynn, give they lose out on him.

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