New Delhi:New Zeland fast bowler Kyle Mills will miss the third edition of cash-rich Indian Premier League as he's recuperating from surgeries on his left shoulder and right knee.
The knee's fine," Mills told New Zealand Herald.
"I'm back cycling to try to strengthen it but my shoulder is taking a wee bit more time to heal. That's to be expected, though. The first eight weeks, I've had to take it easier on my shoulder but there's more movement in it now. In the third week of January, I'm going to look at doing some specific strength work," he said.
Mills, who is part of the Mumbai Indians camp for a sum of $150,000, will be able to return only in late March, whereas the IPL starts from March 12.
Mills, who underwent twin surgeries in November, is also certain to miss the home series against Bangladesh and Australia. He, however, is hopeful of making it to the World T20 and will prove his fitness by playing club cricket for Auckland.