India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has cleared the Yo-Yo test. He gave his fitness test on Wednesday (March 16) at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
During this, Hardik also bowled. Now he is all set to captain Gujarat Titans in IPL. The BCCI is examining the fitness of all its centrally contracted players (injured) ahead of the IPL.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw has failed the yo-yo test. He has not got the central contract of BCCI. Due to this, he can play in IPL despite failing in Yo-Yo test.
Pandya’s performance during his two days at the NCA is also seen as a good sign for Indian cricket. A BCCI source told news agency PTI, “Let me make one thing clear that the fitness test has been done for those players who have come here after injury.
As far as Hardik is concerned, before the busy season of IPL, his fitness has been checked. was going. They are important players.”
The NCA team did not make bowling mandatory for Hardik, but he himself wanted to bowl. Hardik was looking to see if he was on the right track to make a comeback in the Indian team.
The BCCI source further added, “He was not required to bowl in the NCA, but he bowled for a long time and at a speed of 135 kmph. On the second day he passed the Yo-Yo test with a 17-plus score . It is much more than the cut-off.”
Hardik played in the T20 World Cup last year. After that he was dropped from the team. Then Hardik worked hard to recover his fitness.
To pass the Yo-Yo test, a score of 16.5 has to be crossed, but Prithvi Shaw could only get a score of 15. “It is only an assessment of fitness. This does not prevent Prithvi from playing for Delhi Capitals in the IPL,” the source said.