Six Cricketers Fail New BCCI 2K Fitness Test | Cricket News

MUMBAI: BCCI fitness tests are in the news again. According to a leading source, wicket batsmen Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan, drummer Nitish Rana, versatile player Rahul Tewatia and couturiers Siddarth Kaul and Jaydev Unadkat all failed to pass the new “ 2 km ” fitness test. run ” introduced by the BCCI at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore this week.
“Since this is a new kind of fitness test, they’ll all get a second chance to clear it on a new date, after a certain gap.
However, if they fail to clear him, then that puts their selection for the next set of white balls that includes five T20Is and three ODIs against England at home into question, ”a source told TOI.
In 2018, Samson, Mohammed Shami and Ambati Rayudu failed to pass the yo-yo test, as a result of which they were not included for the limited edition matches on the England tour.
Samson was part of the Indian team that contested the T20I series in Australia last winter.
“A few fitness tests have been done for around 20 cricketers who count for the limited series against England at home and for the T20 World Cup in India later this year. These tests included the now famous yo-yo test and the new “2 km run” fitness test. In this test, a batter, wicket keeper or spinner must cover the distance of two kilometers in eight minutes and 30 seconds, while for a fast bowler the benchmark is eight minutes and 15 seconds. Six of the players did not pass these tests. Some players barely managed to complete the race, ”the source said.
Asked about the rationale for performing this new test, the source said, “As with the yo-yo test, it will be mandatory. Kohli and Shastri are convinced that these criteria are set in stone. ”

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