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Shami fails Yo-Yo Test, Navdeep Saini gets maiden Test call-up

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Troubled speedster today failed the YoYo fitness test, prompting the selectors to summon rookie speedster for the one-off Test against starting June 14.

Saini is currently one of the quickest red ball bowlers in domestic circuit and has been touted by many as one for the future after his consistent performance in the past two seasons.

Saini is part of the four-day set-up of the A team and is set to travel to next month. The 25-year-old has so far played 31 first-class games, taking 96 wickets.

"The All-Senior Selection Committee has named as Mohammed Shami's replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Test against The announcement came after Mohd. failed to clear the fitness test at NCA, Bengaluru," the BCCI release stated.

The Indian team has set a standard parameter of clearing the Yo Yo test, which gives a measure of a player's endurance and fitness. The current benchmark is 16.1 for the India senior team and A team.

According to a "Karun Nair and Hardik Pandya were the two best performers in the YoYo Test with scores of above 18."

The 27-year-old has been injury-prone and of late troubled by allegations of domestic violence by his wife.

Shami, who has 110 wickets from 30 Tests, was initially removed from the BCCI's Central Contracts List before being re-inducted after he was given a clean chit by a BCCI internal probe committee.

He also had a narrow escape in an accident before enduring a poor IPL.

Meanwhile, the Indian team management has requested that India A fast bowlers and to attend the training sessions of the Indian team and bowl in the nets. A request was also made for Ankit Rajpoot, but the fast bowler is unwell.

The BCCI also said that keeper-batsman Sanju Samson has also failed his fitness test and was replaced by former India U-19 Ishan Kishan, who had put up an impressive show for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 18:00 IST
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