After a great triumph over the Australians, team India is getting prepared itself for hosting the England team for four matches test series and some limited-overs cricket and Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) is in no mood to waste a single day ahead of the series. The board has started preparing the venues for a full-fledge home series against England.
It should be kept in mind that this is the first series in India after the Covid-19 pandemic. As per the reports from Indian Express, BCCI has announced a new ‘Mandatory test’ to qualify for selection in the team.
Players are curious about the new test. Do they have the information about the test?
England team is on a long tour to India where the visitors will play four test matches which are the part of ICC test championship. Teams will also face each other in five T-20is and three One-day internationals.
According to the reports from Indian Express, BCCI is keen to introduce a new ‘Mandatory Test’ to get qualified for selection in blues and whites of India. The test will comprise of a 2 Km long drill. The speed and endurance levels of the players will be measured from the drill. The drill will be supervised by the strength and conditioning member of the BCCI and the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
According to the sources, players have been informed about the mandatory test and they are preparing for it. One of the BCCI officials told to Indian Express that the board is concerned about the fitness of players. The current standards of fitness have played a huge role in the success of cricket teams. But now it is necessary to take it to another level. And that’s what BCCI is planning to raise bars every year.
Let’s have a look at the New Drill rules
According to the proposed new drill, fast bowlers have to cover that 2 Km distance in 8 minutes 15 seconds. For Batsmen, spinners, and Wicket-keepers the time duration is 8 minutes 30 seconds. There is no change in the bar of the yo-yo test. It is the same as 17.1.
Additionally, it was reported that the tests will be carried out in February, June, and August/September.
Currently, the Indian team is relaxing their places and will be called for the trials at any time. After that great tour, the host is on cloud-nine. On the other hand, Joe Root led England has an uphill work to do.
Raising the bars from time to time is necessary. We have seen that earlier only the yo-yo test was mandatory to get selected but now the new drilling test is essential too.
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