PSL 2018: Lahore Qalandars name the replacement for injured Chris Lynn
Lynn had undergone a shoulder reconstruction surgery last year in July, but the problem seems to be recurring.
Updated - Feb 28, 2018 9:48 pm
Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars have decided to name South African speedster Kyle Abbott as a replacement for the injured Chris Lynn. Sources privy to the matter confirmed the news earlier today. Lynn had to be ruled out of the ongoing third edition of the PSL, after the explosive opener injured his shoulder during Trans-Tasman tri-series, a day before the PSL kicked off in Dubai He dislocated his right shoulder after an awkward land while fielding in Australia’s 19-run victory over the Black Caps in the summit clash in Auckland on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old, who has a history of shoulder trouble, has been struggling with the issue for quite some time. He had even undergone a shoulder reconstruction surgery last year in July, but the problem seems to be recurring.
According to Geo.tv, Abbott comes in with a good reputation, having represented South Africa in 11 Tests, 28 ODIs and 21 T20Is. The decision behind Abbott’s selection appears to have been taken in view of Mustafizur Rahman’s upcoming absence from the tournament. The Bangladeshi pacer is slated to leave Qalandars setup owing to national commitments. He will be joining the national side which will be participating in the Nidahas Trophy, alongside hosts Sri Lanka and neighbours India.
Lynn in doubt for IPL as well
The Australian who was signed by the KKR for a whopping $1.5 million deal in January looks in doubt to play the IPL as well, which is slated to take place in April-May. The timeframe on Lynn’s recovery span is yet uncertain at this stage. The costliest Aussie to go under the hammer, Lynn seems to have jeopardized his big payday after incurring the injury. The swashbuckling batsman will also miss out on his IPL cash if the shoulder injury prevents him from playing.
If Lynn lands in Kolkata but does not play a match he would receive half his fee, but if he is ruled out before the tournament he will not be paid any amount