Captain Virat Kohli takes the YoYo test before Tour of England

Kohli looked fit enough as he matched paces with MS Dhoni throughout the advanced beep test. But there were no updates regarding his neck injury.


Indian skipper Virat Kohli took the fitness test on June 15, along with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in order to determine the availability for the tour of United Kingdom, which will begin from June 27. The neck injury that Kohli had suffered during IPL resulted in the cancellation of his plan to get accustomed to the English conditions by playing county cricket.

The YoYo test, which has been made essential by the Indian team management before any tour, was held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) ground, in the presence of Team India trainer Shankar Basu and support staff.

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Along with Kohli and Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Kedar Jadhav also took the fitness test along with the first batch. Kohli looked fit enough as he matched paces with Dhoni throughout the advanced beep test.

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YoYo test might be the basic parameter for fitness but it will be the status of Kohli’s neck injury that will be the deciding factor for his availability for Ireland T20 Internationals on June 27 and 29. The England tour comprises of three T20 Internationals, three ODIs and five test matches and will start from July 3. 

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