Star IPL performer Sanju Samson has been ruled out of India A tour of England as he failed the Yo yo test at MCA, Bengaluru yesterday.
Ishan Kishan is all set to replace him in the squad. It is to be noted that Yo-yo test has been one of the criteria to get into the squad. Star players Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were dropped from the squad due to the same reason on previous occasions. The current benchmark is 16.1 for the India senior team and A team.
Ishan Kishan had a wonderful IPL season and this will surely be an opportunity to showcase his skills down the order in the overseas conditions.
On the other hand, Indian speedster Shami will not feature in the one-off Afghanistan test on the same grounds. Shami failed to set his trends in IPL as he played just four matches for the Daredevils. The legal allegations over the past few months affected Shami and his performance in the recent times.
Navdeep Saini, the youngster from Delhi will replace him for the one-off test against Afghanistan. Though saini was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for three crores, he wasn’t given a game.
Afghanistan – Can they trouble India?
The Afghanistan side hit the nets yesterday at Bengaluru. The conditions were overcast, they weren’t able to train longer.
Rashid and Mujeeb played exceptionally well in the IPL and the T20I series against Bangladesh and this certainly warns the Indian side not to take them lightly.