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IPL 2018: Chris Lynn would love to captain Kolkata Knight Riders

Australian batsman Chris Lynn is quite chuffed at being named as one of the candidates Indian Premier League [IPL] franchise Kolkata Knight Riders are considering to take over the reins of the team for the upcoming season. The captaincy spot is vacant after Gautam Gambhirreturned to Delhi Daredevilsat the IPL auction last month.

Chris Lynn

KKR broke the bank to secure the services of Lynn when they bought him for a jaw-dropping Rs 9.6 crore in January, becoming the costliest Australian at the auction. Recently, KKR coach Jacques Kallis told PTI that Lynn is one of their top picks for the captaincy role.

IPL 2018 will be Lynn's fifth season at the cash-rich T20 tournament. Last season, for KKR, he smashed 295 runs at an astronomical strike-rate of 180.98 in just seven appearances.

Whoever eventually takes over the captaincy role, will have big shoes to fill in. In his seven-year stint with Kolkata, Gambhir led them to two IPL titles besides scoring 3035 runs in 108 matches.