Ravichandran Ashwin clears yo-yo endurance test at National Cricket Academy

India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who figured in Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy opener against Andhra Pradesh here recently, has cleared the Yo-Yo fitness test at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

PTI, October 11, 2017

Chennai: India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who figured in Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy opener against Andhra Pradesh here recently, has cleared the Yo-Yo fitness test at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

The off-spinner wrote on his Twitter feed that he had got through the test, which is now a must to play for India.

"Been a good trip to Bangalore, yo yo test done and dusted. Now #backtothegrind #RanjiTrophy2017 #teamtamilnadu," Ashwin wrote.

The lanky Tamil Nadu cricketer, who recently had a stint with English county Worcestershire, headed to Bengaluru for the Yo-Yo test after taking part in the state team's Ranji opener at the  MA Chidambaram Stadium.

He had said earlier that he was ready for the Yo-Yo test.

"I am a man for systems and any system put in place, I would strive my level best to try and match up to it. Every leader has his own vision of how to bring the team about. This is the vision of the current leadership group and its important to respect it," Ashwin had said.

The 31-year-old cricketer has been out of the national limited-overs side for the ongoing series against Australia and it remains to be seen whether he will be picked for the series against New Zealand.

Ashwin is set to feature in the Tamil Nadu team that would take on Tripura in its second Ranji Trophy Group "C" match beginning here on 14 October.

The Yo-Yo test has been in the news recently with the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina having reportedly flunked the same.

In the test, two sets of cones are placed 20m apart, creating two lines. The players have to run between the lines as the beep starts and turn once the beep becomes silent.

The pace of the beep increases after every minute, so does the speed of the cricketers; those who do not make the line on time, will have to contend with more beeps.

The BCCI is said to have set 16.1 as the benchmark score to clear Yo-Yo test.

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114