Kohli, Dhoni undergo Yo-Yo Test ahead of England tour

Tanya Simon
June 17, 2018

With a full-fledged bilateral series coming up against England this summer, Kohli will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the BCCI medical team's supervision.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced that Kohli would have his fitness test on June 15.

Chennai Super Kings star Ambati Rayudu failed to clear the Yo-Yo test on Friday at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. "Rayudu will be dropped from the squad", a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. It is learned that he performed in the range of 14.

"Ravi has instructed that every player must pass the Yo-Yo test".

"Team India Captain Mr Virat Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the VIVO IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17th May 2018 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru". Navdeep Saini replaced Shami in the squad for the Afghanistan Test.

Kohli, along with Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the injured Kedar Jadhav (not in any squad meant for UK) took the advanced beep test in the first batch.

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It will be interesting to see who gets a chance in the ODI squad as Rayudu is now set to be dropped.

India captain Virat Kohli, along with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, took the fitness test on Friday which would determine his availability for the gruelling tour of the United Kingdom starting June 27.

Incidentally Raina, who was one of the first players a year ago to have flunked the YoYo test (along with Yuvraj Sigh), has comfortably cleared it this time round.

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Siddharth Kaul, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey were also seen taking the test after the batch comprising Kohli and Dhoni were done with theirs.

Along with Kohli, Indian teams heading for the Ireland and England tour for T20 and ODI series also were put through the paces by the NCA fitness trainers. The prolific batsman had struggled in England in the 2014 tour, managing just 134 runs in five Tests - at a very poor average of 13.4.

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