New Delhi: Team India’s out-of-favour opener Prithvi Shaw has failed the Yo-Yo test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, PTI reported.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has made the Yo-Yo test mandatory for its centrally contracted players — injured or otherwise — before the IPL. Shaw, who was retained by Delhi Capitals before the IPL 2022 auction, is not a centrally contracted player but he was at the NCA to provide an update on his fitness status.
For men, BCCI has set 16.5 as the qualification score in the Yo-Yo test. As per the PTI report, Shaw has scored less than 15.
“These are just fitness updates. Obviously, it doesn’t stop Prithvi from playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL. It’s just a fitness parameter and not the be all and end all,” the source said.
“Look, he has played three Ranji matches back-to-back. Once you play three first-class games on the bounce, the fatigue can also affect your Yo-Yo score,” he added.
Hardik Pandya passes Yo-Yo test, bowls at NCA
Indian all-rounders Hardik Pandya, who has been away from the national team due to fitness issues, has passed the Yo-Yo test with flying colors at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). A fit-again Pandya is all set to lead the new IPL team Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022. Pandya’s performance during two days in the NCA is also a good sign for Indian cricket.
“Pandya apparently “insisted” to bowl to show that he is on track to make a comeback into the national team.
“He didn’t need to bowl at NCA but he has bowled for considerable time and in the range of 135 kmph. On the second day, he crossed the Yo-Yo test with flying colours with a 17-plus score which is much above the cut-off level,” a BCCI source told PTI.