Langer hopes to call on ‘scary’ Lynn

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Australia coach Justin Langer hopes he will be able to call on the services of big hitting batsman Chris Lynn, sooner rather than later.

Lynn was not considered for the winter limited overs tours to England and Zimbabwe with the treatment regimen for his long-term shoulder complaint yet to be decided despite his participation in the Indian Premier League.

Langer has coached sides that have had to face Lynn and respects the power he has to intimidate the opposition.

“As an opposition coach, he’s the player I’m most scared of,” Langer told radio station SEN.

“So when we play against Brisbane Heat, or we play against Queensland, I get very nervous.

“They’re the ones you like to have in your team.

“Of course, he needs to get himself fit – I think he’s seeing the surgeon when he gets back from the IPL.”


Lynn has enjoyed a good stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders, playing an integral part in the team’s push for a playoff spot forming a lethal opening partnership with Windies pinch-hitter Sunil Narine.

“He made a pretty good fist of it overnight for KKR,” Langer added.

“He’s a dynamic player, and they tell me he’s a good bloke – I don’t know him at all.

“But he’s a scary opponent.”

The powerful Queenslander will be assessed by a specialist after he returns to Australia at the conclusion of the IPL.