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Australia's Chris Lynn ruled out of ODI Series against England

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Australian batsman Chris Lynn has been ruled out of the Gillette One-Day International Series against England with a calf injury. Lynn suffered the injury to his right calf fielding in the Brisbane Heat’s KFC Big Bash League match against the Perth Scorchers at The Gabba on 5 January.

It is expected the injury will sideline him for three to four weeks, with the earliest return to play likely to be the Heat’s KFC BBL match against The Melbourne Renegades at The Gabba on 27 January.

The Australia selectors will announce a replacement for Lynn in the ODI squad in due course. The opening match of the  five-game series takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Sunday 14 January.

Commenting on Chris Lynn’s injury, Cricket Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said: “Chris initially left the field against the Scorchers complaining of tightness in his calf.

“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.”