Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Unleashed

Washington Sundar failed the fitness test for T20 Series

Recommended Posts

Quote

Another game-changer in shorter formats, Yuvraj Singh was tripped by Yo-Yo. Promising off-spinning all-rounder M.S. Washington Sundar was all but selected in the Indian team for the three-match Twenty20 series against Australia before falling to Yo- Yo. He scored 15.7 in the test conducted at NCA; he is still not 18 and could find his way back soon.

Thought this was interesting. Good to see another young talent being considered by the Indian team and he is very, very promising but also great to see that they're not taking any exceptions over fitness.

http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/yo-yo-the-new-dreaded-term-that-can-swing-a-players-fortunes/article19786606.ece
Nehra passing it is a surprise.

Share this post


Link to post

How can a  youngster who has done so well in a recent match fail a fitness test?What exactly is this yo yo test and how does it test the fitness required from a cricketer ?

 

Cricketers don't require the same kind of fitness that other sportsperson do. 

 

Spinners fo not require the same kind of fitness that pacers do.

 

Same goes for bowlers and batsmen.

 

Does yo yo test cater to the specific fitness required for the specific job?

 

Share this post


Link to post
11 minutes ago, beetle said:

How can a  youngster who has done so well in a recent match fail a fitness test?What exactly is this yo yo test and how does it test the fitness required from a cricketer ?

 

Cricketers don't require the same kind of fitness that other sportsperson do. 

 

Spinners fo not require the same kind of fitness that pacers do.

 

Same goes for bowlers and batsmen.

 

Does yo yo test cater to the specific fitness required for the specific job?

 

1. Cricketers have lower level to pass the test. Other sports have higher level.

 

2. Not sure whether it caters specific requirement or not, but failing these tests isn't good at all. Any professional player should be able to do it. It's not the toughest test in world. You would actually be surprised if they see with your eyes players failing these tests.

Share this post


Link to post
5 hours ago, SK_IH said:

all this seems so vague ,there is no clarity whatsoever.any one will question the likes of nehra and jadhav passing these tests but not sundar or raina

I can understand nehra passing it easily. This tests the aerobic strength and pace bowlers run up and all makes it easier for them.

This is definitely one netrics that BCCI should insist on.

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, beetle said:

How can a  youngster who has done so well in a recent match fail a fitness test?What exactly is this yo yo test and how does it test the fitness required from a cricketer ?

 

Cricketers don't require the same kind of fitness that other sportsperson do. 

 

Spinners fo not require the same kind of fitness that pacers do.

 

Same goes for bowlers and batsmen.

 

Does yo yo test cater to the specific fitness required for the specific job?

 

There has to a be a strict fitness standard without compromise. If you are fitter than the other team you can win easily. This test is a step in the right direction.

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, beetle said:

How can a  youngster who has done so well in a recent match fail a fitness test?What exactly is this yo yo test and how does it test the fitness required from a cricketer ?

 

Cricketers don't require the same kind of fitness that other sportsperson do. 

 

Spinners fo not require the same kind of fitness that pacers do.

 

Same goes for bowlers and batsmen.

 

Does yo yo test cater to the specific fitness required for the specific job?

 

No, it caters to the whims of Captain Saab.

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Rasgulla said:

Not true but guess what dhoni on one leg can run faster than sachin in his prime :giggle:

If u are not master of using the real weapon. U can keep running on three legs for whole life but can't surpass Sachin.

Edited by Nonbeliever

Share this post


Link to post
37 minutes ago, Nonbeliever said:

If u are not master of using the real weapon. U can keep running on three legs for whole life but can't surpass Sachin.

Kohli already did in few matches he played.. He left him way behind :p:Dhawan has better average and SR than sachin. He prob was great back in 90s but he is nothing in mordern cricket but a tuk tuk master

Share this post


Link to post

I am all for raising the bar for fitness so that unfit cricketers don't make it to the team.  But there needs to be some study around how relevant this yo yo test is to cricket skills.

 

Also, what about general catching ability? How come fitness that would help general ground fielding is given so much importance but taking catches, which is probably even more important than running hard to stop a boundary or running a quick single is not given any importance at all. The captain himself drops catches by the dozen. He might be a topper in fitness levels but he is also the worst catcher in the team. How come being a poor catcher doesn't incur any minus points?

Edited by Texan

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, Texan said:

I am all for raising the bar for fitness so that unfit cricketers don't make it to the team.  But there needs to be some study around how relevant this yo yo test is to cricket skills.

 

Also, what about general catching ability? How come fitness that would help general ground fielding is given so much importance but taking catches, which is probably even more important than running hard to stop a boundary or running a quick single is not given any importance at all. The captain himself drops catches by the dozen. He might be a topper in fitness levels but he is also the worst catcher in the team. How come being a poor catcher doesn't incur any minus points?

True...they should be made to go through a ' pakdo pakdo ' test too.

Virat, kedar and that guy Nair:wall: should be made to pass that .

Share this post


Link to post
On 10/3/2017 at 4:03 AM, beetle said:

How can a  youngster who has done so well in a recent match fail a fitness test?What exactly is this yo yo test and how does it test the fitness required from a cricketer ?

 

Cricketers don't require the same kind of fitness that other sportsperson do. 

 

Spinners fo not require the same kind of fitness that pacers do.

 

Same goes for bowlers and batsmen.

 

Does yo yo test cater to the specific fitness required for the specific job?

 

good questions.If a cricketer cant pass a routine physical test at 18 then he needs to really put in work in the gym upping his Cardio capability or he wont make it when he is older either.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Guest, sign in to access all features.

×