IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Chris Lynn In The IPL Auction. With Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn created one of the most lethal opening combinations in IPL history from 2017 to 2019. Chris Lynn was playing for KKR at the time. However, since leaving KKR, his stock has fallen sharply.
He was acquired by Mumbai Indians for his basic price of INR 2 crores, however, he only appeared in one game in IPL 2020 since Quinton de Kock was out, and he was benched for the whole IPL 2021 season before being released. When Chris Lynn similarly set his base price of INR 1.5 crores for the IPL 2022 mega-auction, he remained unsold.
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Chris Lynn will play both his home Big Bash League (BBL) and in the new Twenty20 cricket league in the United Arab Emirates ILT20 early next year after signing a groundbreaking part-season deal with the Adelaide Strikers.
Big-hitting Chris Lynn, the highest run-scorer in the BBL but dropped by the Brisbane Heat after the last edition, was announced as one of the marquee players in the International League T20 (ILT20) earlier this month.
Chris Lynn was let go by the Brisbane Heat, having made just 215 runs last season at an average of 17.9, and the power-hitter is out to prove a point when he heads south.
IPL 2023 auction is set to take place on December 23 and all the 10 franchises are gearing up to grab some crucial players in their squads. Chris Lynn will be one of the 405 players to be auctioned in IPL 2023.
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Chris Lynn In The IPL Auction
1. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
KKR ideally needs an explosive opener at the top of the order who can provide them with quick starts. Chris Lynn might be the right man for the job. The former KKR player is currently playing his trade in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
He is the highest run-getter in the BBL and one who has performed consistently for KKR during the time that he played. Chris Lynn scored 1274 runs in 40 matches that he has played for KKR in the past. This includes 10 fifties scored at a strike rate of over 140. Chris Lynn will form a destructive opening partnership with Rahmanullah Gurbaz for Kolkata.