Last Update on: January 22nd, 2018 at 06:17 pm
Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli had earlier made it clear that to make it to the Indian team it is mandatory for the players to pass the ‘yo-yo’ endurance test. The test came into limelight when Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina’s were excluded from the team, and the selection committee justified their exclusion by saying that the duo failed to clear the test.
In the test, two sets of cones are placed 20m apart, creating two lines. The players have to run between the lines as the beep starts and turn once the beep becomes silent. The pace of the beep increases after every minute so does the speed of the cricketers; those who do not make the line on time will have to contend with more beeps.
However, both the players were able to clear the test and are currently playing in the domestic to prove their metal and sweating it out to get back into the national side. According to the latest reports coming out, the duo might have to undergo the test again as the BCCI has decided to increase the benchmark from 16.1 to 16.5 in the coming days and might also increase to 17 if needed.
Amongst the other teams, the Australian side has a benchmark of 21 while the Pakistan team has a benchmark of 17. In the Indian team, Virat Kohli has a score of 19, but Manish Pandey bettered the score with 19.5 and had the highest score in the side.