Chris Lynn ruled out of ODI series against England

Chris Lynn suffers another injury setback
Chris Lynn suffers another injury setback

Australia will miss the services of hard-hitting top-order batsman Chris Lynn in the upcoming One-Day International series against England following a calf injury.

The 27-year-old suffered the blow while playing for Brisbane Heat in the recently concluded Big Bash League encounter against Perth Scorchers and is expected to be on the sidelines for three to four weeks.

Lynn, whose career is hampered by injuries returned to competitive cricket at the start of the ongoing season of the Big Bash League after missing out seven months of action but now will again undergo a rehabilitation.

"Chris initially left the field against the Scorchers complaining of tightness in his calf," said Cricket Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris.

"He reported increasing discomfort over the 24 hours that followed and the Heat’s medical staff made the decision to send him for a scan.

"That scan confirmed the injury, which is expected to prevent him from playing for three to four weeks.

“When Chris recovers, the expectation is that he will need to prove his fitness in match action before being considered again for international selection."

The five-match ODI series will be played between 14th and 28th January following which the two teams will be joined by New Zealand in a Twenty20 International tri-series.

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