Some of the best cricketers in the world took part in the yo-yo fitness test on Thursday at the KSCA-Alur grounds in Bengaluru, the first day of India’s preliminary fitness and training camp for the Asia Cup 2023. These players included Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Hardik Pandya. Kohli had earlier revealed his yo-yo test score (17.2) through an Instagram story, which infuriated BCCI high brass. As a result, they gave Indian batsmen a “verbal” directive telling them not to disclose such sensitive information.
It has since been discovered that vice-captain Hardik and captain Rohit both passed the yo-yo exam with flying colours. However, the actual score won’t be made public. However, the actual score won’t be made public. “The tests were successful, and the reports will be sent to the BCCI soon,” a source keeping track of the situation told PTI.
Notably, the yo-yo test’s current passing mark for Indian crickets is 16.5. Additionally, keep in mind that, like any performance-based test, the results of the yo-yo test might change from day to day. Cricket players who score 17 today could score 19 the following week, and vice versa.
On the opening day of the camp, which will last for six days, the Asia Cup-bound cricketers who did not participate in the West Indies T20Is or the Ireland series mostly took the fitness drills. On August 30, the Indian squad will depart for Sri Lanka.
KL Rahul and a few other Indian cricketers headed to the Asia Cup are unlikely to face the yo-yo test
KL Rahul, who is apparently suffering from a niggle, participated in the fitness test but reportedly skipped the yo-yo test. According to top selector Ajit Agarkar. While Rahul’s batting health has been demonstrated by those sessions in the match simulation process last week, the team management and NCA personnel are still unsure of his preparedness to tackle the wicketkeeping responsibilities.
The top brass will be keeping an eye on the 31-year-old’s development in this area over the next several days. But given the current situation, Rahul would be forced to skip the Asia Cup’s opening round. Itwill be held in Sri Lanka. Shreyas Iyer, a middle-order batsman, was given the all-clear by NCA officials, but he will be closely observed because the Mumbai native is also making a comeback from an injury.
Apart from Rahul, it’s doubtful that the cricketers from Dublin, Ireland who will be joining the team would take the yo-yo test. Once they arrive at the camp on Friday. Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson, Prasidh Krishna, and Tilak Varma will be put through the skill-set portion of the training.
Along with their physical conditioning, all cricket players will have their medical conditions evaluated. Throughout the six-day camp, a number of parameters will be examined. Including the lipid profile, blood sugar (fasting and PP), uric acid, calcium and also Vitamin B12 . Vitamin D, creatinine, testosterone, and Dexa tests.
The cricketers would likely play match simulations in the final two days of the training camp. That under the careful eyes of head coach Rahul Dravid. And batting coach Vikram Rathour after the first fitness and medical exams.