Lynn, Russell likely to play KKR's IPL opener
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Though conceding that injuries to key players is a "bit unfortunate", Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Wednesday said he is hopeful the trio of Mitchell Starc, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell will turn up against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener on April 8.
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"I think that Starc report was not necessarily very accurate. He is absolutely fine. It's a bit unfortunate with the injuries. All the reports we are getting, they are making very good progress. Fingers crossed," Mysore said on the sidelines of Sourav Ganguly's book launch titled 'A Century Is Not Enough'.
Australian pace spearhead Starc is expected to overcome a sore calf and take part in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town, starting Thursday.
Fellow compatriot Lynn has struggled with injury recently as well, dislocating his shoulder last month during Australia's T20 international against New Zealand in Auckland.