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Team India cricketers, who are a part of the Test squad against Afghanistan and for the limited-overs series against Ireland and England will have to pass the hurdle of the much-hyped Yo-Yo test, a report in Mirror suggests.

Moreover, the report also states players in the Test squad will undergo the test on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

On the other hand, those part of the limited-overs squad will undergo the test on June 15.

Meanwhile, players are bound to pass the test in order to retain their place in the squad. Yo-Yo test is a mandatory hurdle for cricketers representing India in the international level, of late.

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It started when during Ravi Shastri’s first assignment as the head coach during the tour to Sri Lanka.

A failure in clearing this test saw Yuvraj Singh missing out from the team, whereas, Suresh Raina also lacked to make his comeback in the team after failing to clear the fitness challenge on a few occasions.

Finally, Raina proved his fitness and made into the Twenty20 International squad against South Africa.

Meanwhile, the one-off Test match against Afghanistan will start on  June 14 at Bengaluru. It will be Afghanistan’s debut Test since earning the Test status in June last year.

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After the completion of the Test match, the players of the limited-overs squad will fly to the United Kingdom. India will play two T20Is against Ireland followed by three T20Is and as many ODIs against England.

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Ankush Das

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