Mumbai Indians opener passes the Yo-Yo test ahead of the quadrangular series
He will be featuring for India A in the upcoming quadrangular series.
Published - Aug 10, 2018 12:12 pm | Updated - Aug 10, 2018 12:12 pm
India A and India B will be part of the upcoming quadrangular series also involving Australia A and South Africa A. The tournament will commence on August 17 and will run until August 29 in Andhra Pradesh as all the four teams will face each other twice in the group stage before the top teams qualify for the final. For Indian players though clearing the Yo-Yo test has been made mandatory by BCCI and India A player and Mumbai Indians’ opener this year in IPL, Suryakumar Yadav, has cleared it with flying colours.
He has been picked in the squad for this series on the back of some scintillating performances in the IPL for his franchise. He was promoted to open during the tournament and the Mumbai player didn’t disappoint a bit. The right-handed batsman went on to amass 512 runs in 14 matches at an average of 36.57 and a superb strike-rate of 133.33.
Surya will be keen on pouncing this opportunity and make it count in a big way. With the Indian team struggling to find an able number 4 batsman, he might be in the radar of the selectors as the Asia Cup looms in September.
He arrived in Bengaluru on Wednesday and cleared the much-needed yo-yo test easily. The cricketer took to his official Twitter handle to let his followers know about this good news.
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) August 10, 2018
Yo-Yo test – new selection criteria
Yo-Yo test has created a fair bit of controversy in Indian cricket especially after Ambati Rayudu was dropped after failing to clear it. He was in great form with the bat and was picked in the ODI squad for England tour. But unfortunately, he couldn’t clear the test and was left out of the side which hasn’t impressed many. He hasn’t appeared for the test since then and has been sidelined for all the upcoming series.
Recently, Gautam Gambhir lashed out at the team management for not handling Rayudu’s case properly as he felt that the cricketer should’ve got a little more time to be fit as the ODI series was a long way away.