Pakistan skipper across formats, Sarfraz Ahmed, has attained the highest points in the much-debated Yo-Yo test during the training camp conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday (September 2) ahead of the Asia Cup 2018 slated to be played in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) from 15th September.
Sarfaraz attained 18.2 points in the Yo-Yo test which is the best he has ever-achieved in his career so far.
As per reliable sources, the cut-off point for selection was 17.4. In all, a total of 16 players passed the fitness test except all-rounder Imad Wasim. He attained only 17.2 points. Hence he will undergo the test tomorrow to decide his fate with the national team.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik passed the test marginally with 17.8 points. He showed a bit of improvement in his fitness and physique.
Hence he was able to pass the test with flying colours. Meanwhile, the Yo-Yo test was dominated by none other than fast bowler Hasan Ali. He scored full 20 points to prove himself as the fittest player in the Pakistan team by a considerable margin.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has always spoken highly on Hasan Ali:
Sarfaraz and coach Mickey Arthur have always talked highly about Hasan, and he has repaid the faith not only with the ball but in the fitness department as well.
Meanwhile, another fast bowler Junaid Khan who is returning from injury also passed the fitness test. He was among the top three to pass the assessment.
Mohammad Hafeez didn’t give the test on Monday (September 2) owing to personal problem.
Henceforth, he will undergo the test on Tuesday (September 3). Head coach Arthur and Sarfaraz were pleased with the progress of the players. Arthur in particular always wants a fit team. Hence it was satisfying for him.
“The boys are really in good knick; hopefully their fitness would help them in achieving good results in the Asia Cup,” Arthur said. The training session for the Asia Cup will begin tomorrow.
Sarfraz Ahmed has a lot to prove as a leader in the impending Asia Cup 2018 following satisfying results in the Yo-Yo test.