Young India player fails Yo-Yo Test, ruled out of India A’s England tour

India ‘A’ side will take part in a triangular series involving hosts England Lions and West Indies 'A'.

Sanju Samson was dropped from the India 'A' squad after he failed the Yo-Yo test | Getty

Sanju Samson’s career has taken another twist after he got ruled out of India ‘A’ tour of England on Sunday (June 10). Samson failed to clear the Yo-Yo endurance Test and consequently the BCCI announced that the Kerala batsman cannot travel to England.

As per a report published in the Mumbai Mirror on Monday (June 11), Sanju Samson's score in the Yo-Yo test was way short of the prescribed 16.1 benchmark. The India ‘A’ side led by Shreyas Iyer heads off to London from Delhi on Sunday, but Samson was left behind owing to the unsatisfactory score in Yo-Yo test.

Samson had a stellar IPL 2018 campaign for Rajasthan Royals, scoring 441 runs from 15 innings and was the second highest run-getter for the Rajasthan Royals after Jos Buttler (548 runs in 13 innings).

Sanju was part of the 16-men India ‘A’ squad which will take part in a triangular series involving hosts England Lions and West Indies 'A'. The ODI tri-series will commence on June 22, while India ‘A’ will play two warm-up games against Yorkshire and Leicestershire on June 17 and June 19 respectively.

Subsequently, India 'A' will feature in a four-day game against England ‘A’ from July 16 at Worcester besides a couple of three-day games against county sides. Samson was not picked for the four-day matches. Karun Nair will lead the India ‘A’ side in whites and the designated wicketkeeper in that squad is KS Bharat.

India ‘A’ Squad for ODI 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


By Salman Anjum - 11 Jun, 2018

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