September 20, 2019
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Kohli, Dhoni pass fitness test, Rayudu fails, set to be dropped from England tour

India captain Virat Kohli passed the vigorous Yo-Yo test and is all set to feature in the two-match T20 Internationals in Ireland. However, the in-form middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu failed Yo-Yo test and will be dropped from the India squad.

Also read: Indian T20 squad for Ireland and England Tour and Indian ODI Squad for England Tour announced

All the selected players cleared the mark of 16.1 in the YoYo test excluding Rayudu will be dropped from the squad. The middle order batsman from Hyderabad had made a comeback in the ODI squad after more than one and half years on back of his impressive run in the IPL.

It is learned that Rayudu’s performed well below-par in the range of 14 in YoYo test.

The Indian squad for England tour which included Kohli, MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the test in the first batch. Three of them cleared the hurdle easily alongside Kedar Jadhav and Suresh Raina.

India captain Virat Kohli, who suffered a neck injury in the recently concluded IPL didn’t break any sweat to clear the hurdle. Following the injury, Kohli missed on a short county stint with Surrey which could have bettered his preparation for the gruelling England tour.

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Siddharth Kaul, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey also surpassed the YoYo test and are cleared to feature in the Indian squad for England and Ireland.

The YoYo test was conducted at the National Cricket Academy ground, in the presence of Team India trainer Shankar Basu and the other support staff.

India will tour Ireland for T20 Internationals scheduled for June 27 and 29.

The tour of England, comprising three T20 Internationals, three ODIs amd five Test matches, starts on July 3.


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