India’s Coach Shastri to increase yo-yo test mark to 17

India’s Coach Ravi Shastri is set to begin his second consecutive innings as coach. India follows the yo-yo test as a way to measure the fitness of a player. The players are required to periodically score 16.1 in the test to be eligible to play for the country.

However, the minimum qualification mark is likely to increase up to 17. A source said that fitness is integral to participation at the international level and the minimum qualification will be 17.

The report also adds that the new arrangement is expected to take place from India’s series against South Africa from 15th September.

The yo-yo- test is an aerobic endurance training exercise developed by Danish football physiologist Jens Bangsbo.

Shastri had outlined his ambitions and what were his goals with the side. He told bcci.tv that the reason why he came in here is the belief he had in this team, the belief that they could leave a legacy which very few teams have left in the past which other teams going down will try and emulate.

He further added that the next two years is to see the smooth transition happening. They will get a lot of youngsters coming in both white-ball setup and Tests. They will need to identify another three-four bowlers to add to the pool by the end of their tenure.

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