The fitness Test for Indian cricketers has hogged the spotlight in the recent past. Earlier, the so-called yo-yo Test was brought under scrutiny. Now, the new introduction, the 2 km run Test mandatory is mandatory to clear for any player, who wants to play for Team India. And, there are reports that six players have failed in their first attempt.
India is all set to lock horns with England in the 2nd Test of the four-match series. Soon, after the conclusion of red-ball cricket, the aforementioned heavyweights will come face to face in ODI and T20I format. And, BCCI is yet to announce the squad for the limited-over cricket.
6 Indian Players Fails In Fitness Test
BCCI introduced the new test at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. And, the players, who failed in their maiden attempt, will get the chance to clear the fitness test. As per the reports, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, Nitish Rana are the current players to fail in the 2km run test.
BCCI is well aware of the fact that there is a lot of cricket ahead. And, they want the Indian cricket team players to be fit for every challenging series ahead.
“Since this is a new type of a fitness test, they will all get a second chance to clear it at a fresh date, after some gap. However, if they fail to clear it, then it puts their selection for the forthcoming white-ball series comprising five T20Is and three ODIs against England at home in doubt,” a source told to TOI.
“A few fitness tests were conducted for around 20-odd cricketers who are in the reckoning for the limited-overs series against England at home, and for the T20 World Cup in India later this year. Among these tests was the now-famous yo-yo test and the new ‘2km run’ fitness test.
“In this test, a batsman, wicketkeeper, or a spinner has to complete the two-kilometer distance in eight minutes and 30 seconds, while for a fast bowler, the benchmark is eight minutes and 15 seconds. Six of the players failed to clear these tests. Some players barely managed to complete the run,” the source added.