Australian cricketer Chris Lynn has been ruled out of Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI series due to neck injury. A specialist in Brisbane on Tuesday has advised the 26 year old cricketer to rest for several weeks.
Talking about Lynn who made his one-day international debut in the first game of the series against Pakistan, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said, “He’s been playing through a lot of pain even during the (Big Bash) and he’s got to the stage where he can’t function anymore.”
Ahead of the Australia vs Pakistan 3rd ODI which will be played at W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth, Lehmann said, “He’ll have a couple of weeks of no cricket … he’s got to calm down the neck because it’s quite aggravated.”
The Australian coach added that Peter Handscomb, who has fascinated as a test batsman after making his debut in international cricket in November last year, would replace Chris Lynn and make his One-Day-International debut against Pakistan on Thursday.
Praising the performance of Handscomb who scored two half centuries and two centuries in his seven test innings, Mr Lehmann said, “He’s done really well so this is a good reward for a good summer.”