MUMBAI: The BCCI’s fitness exams are again within the information once more. According to a prime supply, wicketkeeper batsmen Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan, batsman Nitish Rana, legspinning allrounder Rahul Tewatia and seamers Siddarth Kaul and Jaydev Unadkat have all didn’t clear the new ‘2-km run’ fitness test launched by the BCCI on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore this week.
“Since this can be a new sort of a fitness test, they are going to all get a second likelihood to clear it at a recent date, after some hole.
However, in the event that they fail to clear it, then it places their choice for the forthcoming white-ball collection comprising 5 T20Is and three ODIs in opposition to England at house unsure,” a supply advised TOI.
In 2018, Samson, Mohammed Shami and Ambati Rayudu had didn’t clear the yo-yo test, following which they weren’t included for the limited-overs video games on the England tour.
Samson was part of the Indian workforce which performed the T20I collection in Australia final winter.
“Just a few fitness exams have been carried out for round 20-odd cricketers who’re in reckoning for the limitedovers collection in opposition to England at house, and for the T20 World Cup in India later this yr. Among these exams was the now well-known yo-yo test and the new ‘2km run’ fitness test. In this test, a batsman, wicketkeeper or a spinner has to finish the twokilometre distance in eight minutes and 30 seconds, whereas for a quick bowler, the benchmark is eight minutes and 15 seconds. Six of the gamers didn’t clear these exams. Some gamers barely managed to finish the run,” the supply mentioned.
Asked concerning the logic of conducting this new test, the supply mentioned: “Like within the case of the yo-yo test, it will likely be necessary. Kohli and Shastri are satisfied about this standards being set in stone.”