Cricket is a sport in which fitness is traditionally not thought of as very important. The importance of fitness in any sport cannot be underlined. The fitter you are the better you’ll play. But Cricket is one such sport which tests your game skills, mental strength, stamina and physical endurance as well .
Now, The game has gone through major changes and the physical demands made on a cricketer’s body have also increased dramatically. Depending on the version of the game being played and the role of the player in the team, the importance of fitness will vary. The fitness requirements of a fast bowler will be greater and also different than that of an opening batsman, and one-day cricket will be more demanding than a test match.
We have seen few players who missed an opertunity to play for India due to lack of fittness. Here we see five Indian cricketers who missed the team bus because of fitness.