According to PTI, Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had been kept on stand by for Sharma, in case he failed to clear the test. The entire limited overs squad, except those involved in the Test match against Afghanistan had undergone taken the test earlier but Sharma had requested an exemption as he was in Russia for a sponsor commitment.
Three Indian players have recently lost their spots after failing the Yo-Yo Test - Mohammad Shami was replaced by Navdeep Saini in the Test squad against Afghanistan, Sanju Samson lost his place in the India ‘A’ squad headed for England and Ambati Rayudu had to make way for Suresh Raina in the ODI squad for the series in England.
Sharma is a key player for India in limited overs cricket having played 180 ODIs and scored 6594 runs at an average of 44.55 and 1872 runs at an average of 30.86 in 79 T20Is. He is also the vice-captain of the team.
First Published: June 20, 2018, 6:40 PM IST