Promising wicketkeeper-batsman fails yo-yo test; out of India A’s England tour

According to reports, the cricketer failed to cross the prescribed 16.1 mark in the yo-yo test.

Sanju Samson & Rahul Tripathi
Sanju Samson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer-led India A is all set to play tri-series against England Lions and Windies A in England starting from June 17. The tour has four practice matches and six league games before the top two teams making it to the final. India A will play two warm-up games against Yorkshire and Leicestershire on 17th and 19th June. The main league games start from 22nd of June.

Many promising players like Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill and Deepak Chahar got the chance to showcase their skills in this tour. But, what’s more surprising is that the wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson was pulled out of the tour after he failed to pass the yo-yo test, which is a mandatory fitness test to pass for a player to go ahead into the squad.

According to reports in Mumbai Mirror, Sanju Samson failed to cross the prescribed 16.1 mark in the yo-yo test. The India A team has already landed in England to start their preparations for the tour. The tri-series will be an important tour for all the cricketers involved in the squad as Indian senior team is lined up to play big international games in near future and the youngsters will have a good chance to make it to the national team based on their performance in India A’s England tour.

India A’s updated one-day squad for the tri-series:

Shreyas Iyer(c), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, G H Vihari, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur

Here’s the tour schedule:

Jun 17, Sun

Yorkshire vs India A, 1st practice match

Headingley, Leeds

3:30 PM IST

Warwickshire vs Windies A, 2nd practice match

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:30 PM IST

Jun 19, Tue

Leicestershire vs India A, 3rd practice match

Grace Road, Leicester

3:30 PM IST

Worcestershire vs Windies A, 4th practice match

New Road, Worcester

3:30 PM IST

Jun 22, Fri

England Lions vs India A, 1st Match

County Ground, Derby

3:30 PM IST

Jun 23, Sat

England Lions vs Windies A, 2nd Match

County Ground, Derby

3:30 PM IST

Jun 25, Mon

India A vs Windies A, 3rd Match

Grace Road, Leicester

3:30 PM IST

Jun 26, Tue

England Lions vs India A, 4th Match

Grace Road, Leicester

3:30 PM IST

Jun 28, Thu

England Lions vs Windies A, 5th Match

County Ground, Northampton

3:30 PM IST

Jun 29, Fri

India A vs Windies A, 6th Match

County Ground, Northampton

3:30 PM IST

Jul 02, Mon

TBC vs TBC, Final

Kennington Oval, London

3:30 PM IST