Hockey India names 24-member men’s team for Pro Hockey League

Hockey India has named 24-member men’s squad for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 upcoming matches against world No.2 Australia, to be…

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Hockey India has named 24-member men’s squad for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 upcoming matches against world No.2 Australia, to be held on 21 and 22 February 2020 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

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The team, which recently climbed to No. 4 in the FIH World Rankings, will be led by Manpreet Singh with Harmanpreet Singh serving as the vice-captain.

India have faced Belgium earlier this month, winning the first match 2-1 before the World Champions rallied to win the next one 3-2 to restore parity.

The 24-member squad announced today (Tuesday) consists of goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Krishan Pathak; Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Hardik Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Akashdeep Singh, Sumit, Lalit  Upadhyay, Gursahibjit Singh, Dilpreet Singh, SV Sunil, Jarmanpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Nilakanta Singh, and Ramandeep Singh, are all part of the 24-member squad.

Speaking about the team selected to take on World No. 2 Australia, Chief Coach Graham Reid said, “After having two high intensity matches against the World Champions, we will be facing another strong team in Australia. We have again gone with a strong group of players who can provide us with a good balance throughout the field, and help us in competing against one of the best teams in the world.”

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The squad:

  1. Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran
  2. Krishan Pathak
  3. Amit Rohidas
  4. Surender Kumar
  5. Birendra Lakra
  6. Harmanpreet Singh (Vice Captain)
  7. Varun Kumar
  8. Gurinder Singh
  9. Rupinder Pal Singh
  10. Manpreet Singh (Captain)
  11. Vivek Sagar Prasad
  12. Hardik Singh
  13. Chinglensana Singh
  14. Raj Kumar Pal
  15. Akashdeep Singh
  16. Sumit
  17. Lalit Upadhyay
  18. Gursahibjit Singh
  19. Dilpreet Singh
  20. SV Sunil
  21. Jarmanpreet Singh
  22. Simranjeet Singh
  23. Nilakanta Sharma
  24. Ramandeep Singh

India will meet Australia on February 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

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