Yo-Yo test: Indian women's cricketers follow Kohli & Co.
The Indian women's cricket team underwent the Yo-Yo test, recently, as they followed the footsteps of the men's team. The Indian eves endured the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy to prepare for the Lankan tour. The Yo-Yo test is mandatory for Kohli and his boys. Recently, Ambati Rayudu and Mohammed Shami were dropped after they failed the endurance test.
Women cricketers undergo the fitness challenge
Former Indian captain, Jhulan Goswami, shared the news on her Instagram feed. It remains unknown if the Yo-Yo test will be made compulsory for women's cricket as well. Fitness, in modern day cricket world, has become a crucial aspect. The BCCI wants the women cricketers to take their fitness seriously, so that they can keep themselves on top.
Well done girls!
Players undergoing a 10-day camp in Bengaluru
The Indian women's team is busy preparing for their next assignment against Sri Lanka under interim coach Ramesh Powar. The series starts in September and is the first big test for the women's coach. The cricketers are undergoing a 10-day camp at the NCA in Bengaluru. The camp has all the members, barring Women's Super League-bound Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur.
What is the Yo-Yo test?
Three cones A, B and C are put in place prior to the test. Cones A and B are 5 meters apart. The distance between B and C is 20 meters. The player has to run at full pace between cones B and C and then from C to B. The timing between these laps is used to determine the fitness of the participant.