In the review meeting held on the first day of the year, BCCI included Yo-Yo test and Dexa test in the selection criteria to improve the fitness of Team India.
This decision was very important and necessary for Team India, because last year many players of the team were injured and many are still out of the team due to injury.
But the thinking of Pakistan cricket is slightly different. Shahid Afridi, who recently took over the responsibility of the selector, has issued a unique decree for the selection of the team. The condition of selection he has put in T20I cricket is regarding the strike rate.
Cricket Pakistan quoted Afridi as saying “No batsman will be selected for Pakistan in T20Is who does not have a strike rate of more than 135 in domestic cricket.”
Afridi has made it clear that he wants a strike rate of more than 135 in domestic T20I cricket, but it was not said whether this rule would apply to the national team as well.
Let us tell you that there was a lot of criticism regarding the batting approach of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the recent T20I World Cup.
Now if this is applied to the national team as well, then like the rest of the batsmen, these two batsmen will also have to change their way of playing. Ever since there has been a change in the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, something new and different is happening continuously in Pakistan cricket.
First former captain Sarfaraz Khan returned to Test cricket after a long time, now the news of the return of fast bowler Mohammad Amir has also intensified, who took a break from cricket in the year 2020 due to differences with the team management.