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BBL’s leading run-scorer replaces Lynn for Sri Lanka series

Afp February 09, 2017
BBL’s leading run-scorer, Dunk, replaces Lynn for Sri Lanka series. PHOTO COURTESY: Getty Images

SYDNEY: Big-hitting Chris Lynn was on Thursday ruled out of Australia’s T20I series against Sri Lanka with the injured batsman replaced by the Big Bash League’s (BBL) leading run-scorer Ben Dunk.

Lynn was a dominant force for Brisbane Heat in this summer’s BBL, but was under a selection cloud for international duties with ongoing neck concerns. He aggravated the injury at training last week.

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“Chris will be seeing a specialist later this week and from there we will have a better understanding of the ongoing management, along with the return to play timeframes,” said Australian team physiotherapist Kevin Sims.

Lynn will be replaced by the fast-scoring Dunk, who made 364 runs from just 222 balls for the Adelaide Strikers in this year’s BBL.

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Australia take on Sri Lanka in the series opener in Melbourne on February 17, before moving to Geelong on February 19 and then Adelaide on February 22.