It seems the dates for the Indian cricket team to undergo yo-yo test ahead of the one-off Test against Afghanistan is out. In all probability, sources suggest it will take place on Saturday which is today. Reports also suggest that players who fail the test will not find a place in the team just goes to show the importance India is giving to fitness of players.
Many players will undergo the test, reports suggested MS Dhoni will be the benchmark, but we cannot confirm that. India host Afghanistan in their historic debut at Bengaluru on June 15.
Regular captain Virat Kohli, who had opted out of the Test earlier because he wanted to play County cricket in English conditions for Surrey CC. But it seems a neck injury has spoiled his plans to get English exposure ahead of the England tour.
It should be an easy Test victory for India against lesser-experienced Afghanistan outfit. But the kind of cricket Afghanistan has played, one surely cannot take them lightly. Rashid Khan has been living a dream, picking wickets at ease. He should be the biggest threat to the Virat-less Indian team. Afghanistan would be no pushovers, they recently clean sweep Bangladesh in a 3T20I series played in Dehradun, Afghanistan’s adopted home.
For India, injury to Wriddiman Saha meant he had to be replaced by Dinesh Karthik.