Big headache for DC, Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test


IPL 2022: Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test – Delhi Capitals and head coach Ricky Ponting will be very disappointed. Their star opener Prithvi Shaw has failed the fitness test, conducted at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The Mumbai batter has been out of the India squad and the IPL was his chance to make it. Now, if he fails DC’s fitness test as well, he will be doubtful for IPL opener. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

While the benchmark to pass the Yo-yo test is 16.5, Prithvi Shaw managed below 15, indicating why he has not been part of India’s squad even at home matches. Although the camp was meant only for centrally contracted players Prithvi Shaw was still called up despite not being part of it.

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals, Rs 7.5 Cr worth player Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals, Rs 7.5 Cr worth player Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

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However, it is not the end of the road for Prithvi Shaw. Delhi Capitals have a different set of fitness standards and if Prithvi Shaw can achieve that ahead of IPL, he will be all clear to open in the IPL. Eventually, when David Warner joins in after the Pakistan series, he will be opening with the former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain.

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals, Rs 7.5 Cr worth player Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals, Rs 7.5 Cr worth player Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

Meanwhile, skipper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Axar Patel were among Delhi Capitals players who have joined the squad here ahead of the upcoming IPL season beginning on March 26. This season’s IPL matches will be played in Mumbai and Pune.

“Pant, Axar Patel, KS Bharat, Prithvi Shaw, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav assembled at the team hotel in Mumbai,” a media statement issued by the franchise stated on Wednesday.

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals, Rs 7.5 Cr worth player Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

It said batter Prithvi Shaw, all-rounder Shardul Thakur and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav “will undergo a mandatory 3-day quarantine before stepping out of their rooms.”

Pant, Axar and Bharat underwent a direct bubble-to-bubble transfer. They were earlier in the Indian team bubble for the justconcluded Test series against Sri Lanka.

Delhi Capitals will take on Mumbai Indians in their first match of the IPL season on March 27.

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals, Rs 7.5 Cr worth player Prithvi Shaw fails FITNESS test ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

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