<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="IPL 2013: Ashish Nehra expects to be fit in time for the upcoming season" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121119160314.jpg" title="IPL 2013: Ashish Nehra expects to be fit in time for the upcoming season" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Ashish Nehra is recovering from a knee injury and hopes to be fit in time for the sixth edition of Indian Premier League starting on April 3 © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>By Kushan Sarkar</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>New Delhi: Mar 8, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Veteran left-arm pacer <a href="/tags/Ashish-Nehra/post" target="_blank">Ashish Nehra</a> is slowly recuperating from a surgery on his left knee and is expecting to be fit in time before the start of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League(<a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">IPL</a>).<br /> <br /> The 33-year-old Nehra went to London for the surgery and has returned to India two weeks back.<br /> <br /> "It's now nearly five weeks that I have undergone surgery on my left knee. I am feeling a lot better now," Nehra, who will be representing <a href="/tags/Delhi-Daredevils/post" target="_blank">Delhi Daredevils</a> in the IPL starting April 3, told PTI today.<br /> <br /> Nehra played in a few Ranji Trophy games for <a href="/tags/Delhi/post" target="_blank">Delhi</a> but after that he did not play for the state side in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and will also miss the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.<br /> <br /> "I have started running for the past 10 days and it will take me another 10 days to start bowling with full run-up.<br /> <br /> Right now, I am just rolling my arms over. I couldn't have played Mushtaq Ali T20 as it was too early. I am hoping that I will be fit before the start of IPL. In any case, I hope to play the warm-up matches for Daredevils," the veteran pacer said.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, discarded opener <a href="/tags/Virender-Sehwag/post" target="_blank">Virender Sehwag</a> is likely to turn up for Delhi in <a href="/tags/Mushtaq-Ali-T20-Trophy/post" target="_blank">Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy</a> as it would give him the perfect platform to get into the groove before the Indian Premier League.