The BIG challenge of BCCI and NCA to Hardik Pandya


IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya physical test – Hardik Pandya will finally show up for a fitness test at the NCA to play IPL 2022. After ignoring selectors and NCA advice for months, Pandya has finally decided to visit the NCA. But this time it won’t be easy. The NCA gave him a challenge – throw at least 10 overs to prove your fitness and play in the IPL. Follow the IPL 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN.

“NCA physios and VVS Laxman will decide on the fitness testing schedule. But as the selectors have made clear, he will have to play a minimum of 10 overs and pass the mandatory Yo-yo test within the set parameters. It’s not specifically designed for him. But all cricketers must pass fitness tests. For players under centralized contract, it is mandatory before the IPL”, a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

IPL 2022: BCCI and NCA challenge to Hardik Pandya, throw 10 overs to prove your fitness – Follow live updates

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IPL 2022: What should Hardik Pandya do to pass the fitness test?

  • Hardik will have to pass a mandatory Yo-Yo test with a score above 16.5
  • He must play a minimum of 10 overs

IPL 2022: BCCI and NCA challenge to Hardik Pandya, throw 10 overs to prove your fitness – Follow live updates

Hardik Pandya Fitness Test: The national team and NCA medical staff are still closely monitoring their centrally contracted players. For Team India players, the minimum Yo-yo score is 16.5. However, since Hardik Pandya has always averaged a Yo-yo test score of 18+, this shouldn’t be a problem.

The PTI report claims that Hardik will have to undergo these tests under the watchful eyes of NCA Director, VVS Laxman & NCA Physios. Indian team physio Nitin Patel will also be present during the tests.

“He should pass the fitness test as it has been mandatory for some time now. Last year even Shreyas Iyer appeared for a fitness test after shoulder surgery before playing IPL,” BCCI Source told PTI.

Gujarat Titans Camp – Hardik Pandya Played Camp: Gujarat Titans had a 5 day training camp in Baroda. The report claims that during Titans camp, Hardik bowled for a few sessions.

IPL 2022: BCCI and NCA challenge to Hardik Pandya, throw 10 overs to prove your fitness – Follow live updates

It is understood that when it comes to batting and outfield fitness, he is fully prepared.

Playing purely as a hitter is currently not a problem at all for the flamboyant all-rounder Baroda.

However, it is understood that he is only playing at 75% of his full potential.

IPL 2022: BCCI and NCA challenge to Hardik Pandya, throw 10 overs to prove your fitness – Follow live updates

“If Gujarat is considering a pure hitter, skipper and finisher, Hardik in all likelihood is ready. It will be interesting to see what the NCA’s sports science and medicine team’s position is on its bowling. Is he ready to bowl 135 clicks up? » said the source familiar with the developments.

Meanwhile, Hardik at the Gujarat Titans jersey launch, kept cards near his chest stating that his bowling would be a “surprise”.

The most interesting aspect to watch during testing would be whether the 28-year-old gets cleared to play hard in the cash-rich league.

His team Gujarat Titans are set to start their campaign against Lucknow Super Giants on March 28.

IPL 2022: BCCI and NCA challenge to Hardik Pandya, throw 10 overs to prove your fitness – Follow live updates

Recently at a press conference, selectors chairman Chetan Sharma said his committee would be watching Hardik and he would only be considered when he bowled regularly like in the good old days.

It’s still unclear if and when that will happen, but IPL 2022 could see the evolution of pure dough Hardik Pandya.

IPL 2022: BCCI and NCA challenge to Hardik Pandya, throw 10 overs to prove your fitness – Follow live updates

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