IPL 2022: Prithvi Shaw fails yo-yo test ahead of the season

It is understood that Shaw's yo-yo test score was 15 when the cut-off date was 16.5.

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India batter Prithvi Shaw has failed to clear the yo-yo test ahead of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that is set to commence on March 26. However, it will not stop him from featuring in the cash-rich league for the Delhi Capitals. He was one of the players to attend a camp organised by the BCCI for the cricketers to assess their injuries and fitness.

Shaw is not the part of the central contract at the moment but he was called up to the NCA to provide an update on his fitness. With him failing the test, it is clear that the results are not satisfactory. The score needed to clear the yo-yo test is 16 and it has been understood that the opener from Mumbai could reach a score of 15.

“These are just fitness updates. Obviously, it doesn’t stop Prithvi from playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL. It’s just a fitness parameter and not the be all and end all,” the BCCI source said according to New Indian Express.

Prithvi Shaw was part of Ranji Trophy

Prithvi Shaw was part of Mumbai squad playing Ranji Trophy recently. He featured in three consecutive matches but couldn’t make an impact scoring only 107 runs in four innings at an average of 26.75. The source also felt that Shaw’s fitness issues might have popped due to the fatigue having played red-ball matches in the domestic circuit.

“Look, he has played three Ranji matches back-to-back. Once you play three first-class games on the bounce, the fatigue can also affect your Yo-Yo score,” the source further added. Prithvi Shaw has gone down the pecking order in terms of selection for the national side. The team management even preferred Mayank Agarwal as replacement recently in ODI side ahead of the young opener and it may be due to the latter’s fitness concerns.

“If Prithvi is not being repeatedly considered, then perhaps his fitness standards aren’t up to the mark, as in what is expected of a Team India player,” the source stated.