newscricket2 days ago

Rohit Sharma passes BCCI-mandated yo-yo test, will feature in Ireland T20Is

Rohit Sharma has slashed all rumours over his fitness as he cleared the BCCI-made compulsory yo-yo fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The right-handed batsman will now travel with the Indian team to Ireland to play two T20Is on June 27 and 29 at Malahide respectively.
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newscricket3 days ago

BCCI to conduct fitness test before national team selection

The BCCI has decided to conduct fitness test of players before they are picked for the national squad to avoid late withdrawals and confusion. Recently, Mohammed. Shami, Ambati Rayudu were dropped from national team while Sanju Samson was dropped from India A squad after failing Yo-Yo test.
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newscricket3 days ago

One should be given second attempt to prove in case of Yo-yo test failure, says Sandip Patil

Former Indian batsman Sandeep Patil has stated that the players flunking in the Yo-yo test at the first chance should be given another attempt to recover from their mistakes. The subject has been the source of debate lately after Ambati Rayudu's exclusion from the tour despite his IPL heroics.
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featurecricket4 days ago

Will BCCI’s over-reliance on Yo-yo test bid well for Indian cricket’s future

BCCI’s decision to replace an in-form Ambati Rayudu on the back of a failed yo-yo test after his brilliant 2018 IPL season would force one to ask whether the board has been giving way more important to fitness than skill. Being a hotbed of cricketing talent, BCCI might have got its focus all wrong.
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newscricket6 days ago

Suresh Raina replaces Ambati Rayudu for England tour

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced on Saturday that Suresh Raina would replace Ambati Rayudu for the upcoming One-day International series on the tour of England. Rayudu had a below par score of 14 in the Yo-Yo test while 16.1 is target set by BCCI to be qualified as fit.
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newscricket7 days ago

Virat Kohli takes the Yo-yo fitness test but still no update on his neck injury

Indian skipper Virat Kohli undertook BCCI's mandated compulsory Yo-yo fitness test recently that would determine his availability for the strenuous month-long tour of England starting June 27. However, the board is yet to declare an update on Kohli’s neck injury and the test results.
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newscricket22 days ago

IPL 2018 | Playing for CSK was like coming back ‘home’, insists Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina, who is the highest run-getter in IPL history, insisted that playing for Chennai Super Kings after two years was like coming back home. Raina pointed out that domestic cricketers doing well for the team when it mattered the most was the key for CSK and helped them win the title.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Shane Watson blows away SRH to win CSK third IPL

Shane Watson was the star of the show as Chennai Super Kings ran out comfortable winners in a one sided IPL final. The Twitterati reacted to Watson's brilliance and surprisingly underwhelming Sunrisers bowling attack as CSK had no problem in chasing the total of 179 in the final of IPL 2018.
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featurecricketa month ago

How and why Chennai Super Kings will win IPL 2018

Chennai Super Kings have been synonymous with the Indian Premier League finalists over the past decade, even in the two seasons that they didn’t play. Returning to the league after a two-year ban, the yellow army has showed yet again why no other side knows the art of success better than them.
Subhayan Dutta
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Teams win competitions but individuals can win finals, says Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming believes that teamwork is important to win a tournament but it’s the individual performances that can turn the matches like finals on its head. CSK have been fortunate of getting brilliant individual performances throughout the season, which has helped them reach the final of IPL.
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