IPL 2022 Updates: Prithvi Shaw scores 15 in Yo-Yo test, Hardik Pandya bowls for a longer period

Prithvi Shaw scored less than 15 but that won't stop him from playing in IPL according to IPL 2022 updates.

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Delhi Capitals' Prithvi Shaw performs poorly and fails the fitness test just a week ahead of the IPL 2022. The Delhi Capitals batter failed to score the prescribed minimum score of the yo-yo test at the National Cricket Academy. Shaw scored less than 15 but that won't stop him from playing in IPL according to IPL 2022 updates.

IPL 2022 Updates: Prithvi Shaw scores 15 in Yo-Yo test, Hardik Pandya bowls for a longer period | SportzPoint.com

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A BCCI source told PTI, "These are just fitness updates. Obviously, it doesn't stop Prithvi from playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL. It's just a fitness parameter and not the be-all and end-all. He has played three Ranji matches back-to-back. Once you play three first-class games on the bounce, the fatigue can also affect your yo-yo score."

The Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya was also present at the NCA where he bowled and passed the yo-yo test. He has got it all clear to commence on his new IPL journey. Pandya is finally getting to play after dealing with injuries for a long period of time. This is also a good sign for the Indian cricket team.

The BCCI source further added, "Let's make it clear. Fitness test clearance is only for those who are coming back from injury. In the case of Hardik, it was about getting a general fitness assessment going into the grueling IPL season. He is an asset and one needed to check his current fitness standards. He didn't need to bowl at NCA but he has bowled for considerable time and in the range of 135 kmph. On the second day, he crossed the yo-yo test with flying colors with a 17-plus score, which is much above the cut-off level."

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