Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Credits: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Prithvi Shaw has reportedly failed the yo-yo test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The test was conducted along with several other cricketers, including Hardik Pandya who has passed quite comfortably.

Shaw scored less than 15, as per the report, falling well short of the required target of 16.5. Despite the lack of fitness, he may well end up playing in the league. There are also rumors stating that this is one of the reasons why he isn’t being considered for the national team.

The Delhiite has been in amazing touch and has performed consistently since last year. However, players like Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad are being preferred over the right-handed Shaw.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo: Twitter)

If Prithvi is not being repeatedly considered, then perhaps his fitness standards aren’t up to the mark, as in what is expected of a Team India player. These are just fitness updates. Obviously, it doesn’t stop Prithvi from playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL. It’s just a fitness parameter and not the be-all and end-all,” a source told PTI.

It has always been an issue for Shaw and his approach towards dealing with it will determine whether he can make it back into the Indian team. He has already made his debut across all three formats but has fallen out of favor quite tremendously.

IPL 2022: DC Opener Prithvi Shaw Falls Short Of Clearing Yo-Yo Test, Will Be Allowed To Play Anyway - Reports
Prithvi Shaw (Photo- IPL)

The IPL 2022 season will be the perfect platform for him to address the issue and get back on the selectors’ radar. The season begins on March 26 and Delhi will play its first match against Mumbai Indians (MI) on March 27.

Delhi Capitals squad for IPL 2022:

Rishabh Pant (c), Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Abhishek Sharma, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Vicky Ostwal, Sarfaraz Khan.

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