IPL Auction 2020: Chris Lynn Sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 Crore

Australian cricketer Chris Lynn was the first player to be sold at the IPL auction 2020.

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Chris Lynn was released by KKR in the off season and had a base price of Rs 2 crore.
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Australian cricketer Chris Lynn was the first player to be sold at the IPL auction 2020. The Australian opener was picked up by Mumbai Indian, surprisingly at his base price of Rs 2 crore.

Released by Kolkata Knight Riders, Lynn was expected to start a bidding war due to his destructive nature at the top of the order but that didn’t happen.

Making his IPL debut in 2011 with the now defunct Deccan Chargers, Lynn moved to Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014. After warming the benches in the first few seasons, Lynn’s breakthrough year was in 2017 when scored 295 runs at a hefty strike rate of 180.98.

Since then he was the designated opener for the side and had two great seasons with them in 2018 and 2019 at the top of the order. Last season he scored 405 runs to be the second highest run scorer for the side after Andre Russell. In 2018, he accumulated 491 runs at an average of 32.73.

Till date he has scored 1280 runs from 41 matches at an average of 33.68 and a strike rate of over 140.

Lynn holds the record of most sixes in Big Bash League history with 123 maximums and is also two runs adrift of the most runs scored (1947 by Michael Klinger) in the tournament's history.

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