Indian captain Virat Kohli, along with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has cleared the Yo-Yo Test for fitness on Friday. With this, their availability has been confirmed in the UK tour starting from 27th June. The injuries sustained in the neck of Kohli during IPL were a blow to his preparations for England tour because he had to compel himself to withdraw from the county championship this month. He was going to play for Surrey in County.
Ambati Rayudu, who is part of the Indian team for England tour, has failed in the yo-yo test. The Indian team management has made the yo-yo test the basis of fitness before any tour. The test was completed in the presence of Team India’s trainer Shankar Basu and other support staff in the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
A senior BCCI official said that Kohli, along with Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ambati Rayudu and injured Kedar Jadhav, took part in the Advanced Beep Test in the first batch. All players except Rayudu have passed the test.
Rayudu could not pass the 16.1 mark:
Rayudu could not pass the 16.1 mark needed for India and India-A team. He will now be out of England tour. Rayudu had returned to Team India after a year and a half. His performance in IPL 2018 was exceptional.
Rayudu, who played a key role in the title triumph of Chennai Super Kings in the 11th season IPL, had a score of 14 in the Yo-Yo Test.
England tour, which will begin from July 3, includes three T20 Internationals, three ODIs and five Test matches.
The Next Session:
Jaspreet Bumrah, Siddharth Kaul, Washington Sunder, Yuvendra Singh Chahal and Manish Pandey will take part in the second batch. The Indian team management tried to keep the media away from the NCA. The team’s security officer asked the journalists to stay away from the session.