A 3rd injury to the same shoulder in less than two years didn't bode well for a player who has all too often suffered an injury setback at the worst possible time. After the match, of of Lynn's frustration was distilled in a single tweet: "Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?"
Now, fully fit on the eve of Australia's Champions Trophy campaign, Lynn vividly remembers the fear that enveloped him when he thought his IPL season was finished and his chances of representing his country in England were gone.
"Yeah I was shitting myself to be honest," said a typically laconic Lynn. "I was in good nick as well. It was probably the first thing that crossed my mind that it would dampen my chances of playing here.
"That's why I stayed over in India because I knew, there's not a great deal to do over in India, but rehab was the first priority.
"So I smashed that every day and I knew that if I stayed over there and tried to get a bit of game time I'd give myself every chance to get myself fit for this."
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