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Australia batsman Chris Lynn has revealed that he is determined to be fit for the start of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Lynn, who was bought for INR 9.6 crores by the Kolkata Knight Riders, dislocated his shoulder while fielding during Australia’s clash with New Zealand in the T20 tri-series final last month.
While he was ruled out of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he was supposed to play for the Lahore Qalandars, the 27-year-old reiterated his desire to be healthy when the IPL gets underway on April 7.
“It’s tracking really nicely,” Lynn told cricket.com.au. “It’s a short turnaround with the timeframe that we’ve got but it’s all going well.
“The docs and the physios are happy so that’s all I can do. Fingers crossed I can keep going in the right direction and try to make myself available for the first game of the IPL.
“If not, it’s not the end of the world but I’m doing everything I can to get back out there.
“I’ve had a bat during the week just on throwdowns, so I’ll ramp it up next week against ‘Cuttsy’ [Ben Cutting] and Billy Stanlake. If I can get through those two blokes, I’ll know I’m going okay.”
While the IPL begins on April 7, the Knight Riders will start their campaign the following day against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.