BLACKCAPS bowler Kyle Mills will play for the Samsung NZCPA Masters against the ACA Masters in the curtain-raiser to Friday's Twenty20 International, to help in regaining match fitness following injury.
Mills, who injured his Achilles Tendon during the BLACKCAPS' recent Australian tour, had hoped to return to match play in the domestic State Twenty20 competition. As his Auckland side did not qualify for Sunday's final, New Zealand Cricket approached the New Zealand Cricket Players Association to see if he could be accommodated in Friday's Twenty20 curtain-raiser match.
BLACKCAPS coach Andy Moles said Mills was recovering well and had been bowling in the nets. "It's important for him to get good match preparation, and we're pleased the NZCPA has been able to assist."
Samsung NZCPA player/manager Kerry Walmsley said “there is no problem accommodating NZC’s request and the addition of Mills to our team is going to add to what is already shaping as a very competitive match against the Australians”.