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Pakistan’s all-rounder Imad Wasim has failed to clear the yo-yo test ahead of the Asia Cup on Monday. A mark of 17.4 was set as a minimum requirement for players to clear the yo-yo test. While fellow mates in Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali cleared the test with aplomb, the all-rounder missed the mark by just 0.2.
Pakistan has taken to fitness big-time under the regime of Mickey Arthur and with 17 of the eighteen players clearing the test with ease. The number 17.4, however, is significantly lower than it is for the likes of England, Australia and South Africa, but it comfortably beats Team India’s minimum threshold of 16.1. Hasan Ali, who is widely hailed as one of the fittest cricketers going around scored 20 on the yo-yo test, higher than Virat Kohli.
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Pakistan is yet to announce their squad for the 2018 Asia Cup which gives the all-rounder an opportunity to clear the test and make his way back into the side for the all-important tournament.
Two-time Asia Cup champions (2000 & 2012) Pakistan will kickstart their 2018 campaign on September 16th in Dubai against the winner of the ongoing Asia Cup Qualifiers.