Chris Lynn to be KKR's captain? Kallis drops hint, Lynn seconds it

Representing the Brisbane Heats, he played 5 matches and amassed 148 runs with a best of 63 not out and strike-rate of 162.63

Kolkata Knight Riders seem all set to have a new captain in Indian Premier League 2018 after Gautam Gambhir was sold off to Delhi Daredevils. With a lot of speculations doing the rounds for quite some time now, it seems Australian top-order batsman Chris Lynn could be asked to lead the Knights. KKR broke the bank to secure the services of Lynn when they bought him for a jaw-dropping Rs 9.6 crore in January. Pundits also questioned the thinking behind this logic, because Lynn does not have ample experience of leading a side. So will KKR be tempted to hand him the mantle of captaincy?

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Recently, KKR coach Jacques Kallis told PTI that Lynn is one of their top picks for the captaincy role. Now, Kallis has been a part of the outfit for a long time as a player and as a part of the support staff. Lynn has been having a dream run at the Big Bash League 2017-18.

Representing the Brisbane Heats, he played 5 matches and amassed 148 runs with a best of 63 not out and strike-rate of 162.63. With Lynn, the key to his game is the astounding strike-rate he manages. That has been a trademark of him throughout his career. That is one aspect that makes Lynn a very dangerous T20 batsman.

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When asked about captaining KKR, he told Cricket Australia,

I’d love to, I’d jump at the opportunity,” the Lynn was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Monday. “We’ve got a really good group at Kolkata. The coaching staff, Simon Katich, Jacques Kallis, Heath Streak … I can relate [easily to] them.

The other contenders in the KKR outfit who could be considered for the role are Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Starc and Sunil Narine. But Lynn emerges as the front-runner as of this day.

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