Historically cricket has never been seen as a sport which requires the fittest of athletes to take up the game. But time has changed – with the introduction of the yo-yo test and the competition level being high. Teams nowadays want only fit players in their squad.
Often it was said that cricket is not that physically demanding game as most of the day you have to stand on the field and requires very less running, strength and other things. But with the introduction of T20 cricket and bar being raised in the last decade or so – the demand on the body of an athlete has increased rapidly and dramatically.
Here we take a look at why cricket and fitness go hand in hand these days!