Indian captain Virat Kohli has comfortably cleared the Yo Yo test after he recovered from his neck injury. Kohli will now be available for the two-match T20I series against Ireland.
After outclassing Afghanistan within 2 days of the latter’s inaugural Test match, India’s next assignment is against Ireland. The team will tour Ireland for 2 T20Is to be held on 27th June and 29th June respectively. Now that Virat Kohli has cleared the Yo Yo test, he will be available for the matches.
Earlier, as per reports, Kohli was seeing an orthopaedic surgeon in Mumbai concerning a back injury. Mumbai Mirror reported that Kohli was diagnosed a herniated disc which could lead to his missing the Test series against England in August. However, Kohli has now put an end to all the speculations.
Once Kohli started settling into his grove again, the Times of India reported: “He has (Kohli) begun with a relatively lighter stint at the indoor nets. In a couple of days, he’ll be back on the field. By the end of the first two weeks (of June) – around the 15th – he’ll be in Bangalore for the fitness test and to begin training.”
All eyes would now be on the Indian captain as this would mark his return to competitive cricket post the IPL. Apart from Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Siddarth Kaul and Manish Pandey also cleared the Yo Yo test without much difficulty. MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav and Suresh Raina also cleared the test with flying colours.
However, the sad news for the fans is that after Mohammed Shami and Sanju Samson failed to qualify the Yo Yo test, Ambati Raydu is the next addition to the list.
Rayudu who had a fantastic IPL season and was the highest run scorer for Chennai Super Kings, failed that test. Not only did he fail but Rayudu fell way short of the required 16.3 units and could only manage 14 units.
This now effectively means that Rayudu would have to be dropped for the England ODI tour. Hence, he would have to wait a little longer to realise his dream of making a comeback to the national side.