Mohammad Rizwan tops the YoYo test with 20 points


Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored highest, 20 points, in the YoYo test ahead of the upcoming World Cup 2019, slated to start from May 30 in England and Wales.

Rizwan proved his fitness on the first day of the two-day fitness camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore and became a strong prospect to travel with the team to the UK by backing his two centuries against Australia with his fitness.

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir have passed the fitness test as well with 18 points each.

Hasan Ali and Shan Masood bagged 19 points to assure that they are fit to get into the World Cup’s squad which will leave for the UK on April 23.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Usman Shinwari also cleared the test.

The talented Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, and Mohammad Husnain failed to touch the fitness benchmark of 17.4, which can put their participation in the global cricketing event in jeopardy.

Earlier, the team management made it clear that those players who fail to clear the test will not be selected for the 2.5-month-long World Cup in England and Wales.

The chairman selection committee, Inzamam-ul-Haq will announce the squad on April 18 after analysing the fitness level of the players.

Pakistan will face England in a five-match ODI series and a T20I from May 5 before they start their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.