As the Asia Cup 2023 approaches, Team India is undergoing rigorous preparations, including a closed-door training camp in Alur. A crucial tournament that could set the tone for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, the players are leaving no stone unturned to ensure their readiness. Part of this preparation includes yo-yo fitness tests to assess the players’ physical condition.
Young talent Shubman Gill has stood out in the fitness tests, reportedly outperforming none other than Virat Kohli. According to a BCCI source who spoke to PTI on the condition of anonymity, Gill currently holds the highest score of 18.7 in the yo-yo fitness test. The test, which measures aerobic endurance fitness, has seen most players score between 16.5 and 18.
All Indian cricket players who have undergone the yo-yo fitness test have achieved the qualifying mark of 16.5, indicating the dedication Indian players have towards maintaining their fitness levels. The majority of players in the Asia Cup 2023 squad have completed their fitness tests, with the exception of Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson, and KL Rahul.
The results of the yo-yo fitness test are treated as confidential, and players are not permitted to share them on social media platforms. The BCCI reportedly expressed its dissatisfaction when Virat Kohli shared his yo-yo fitness test score of 17.2 on his Instagram story. The cricket administration verbally cautioned players against sharing such information on social media, as it could potentially lead to a breach of contract.
Team India’s Asia Cup 2023 Squad:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
Reserve: Sanju Samson