Olympic bronze medal-profitable captain Manpreet Singh will lead a twenty-member Indian men’s hockey group, which doesn’t function veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, at future month’s Hero Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka. When Manpreet will lead the side, star dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh has been named as the vice-captain for the event, to be held from December 14 to 22. The squad for the event, which is India’s 1st outing just after the Tokyo Olympics, has lots of new faces. Talismanic goalkeeper Sreejesh has been rested and Krishan Bahadur Pathak and Suraj Karkera will just take the position less than the objective.
Harmanpreet will be in demand of the Indian defence in the business of Gurinder Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Dipsan Tirkey, Varun Kumar and Mandeep Mor.
The midfield will be manned by Manpreet together with Hardik Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Sumit, Rajkumar Pal, Shamsher Singh and the professional Akashdeep Singh.
The forwardline will be led by Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Dilpreet Singh, Gursahibjit Singh and Shilanand Lakra. Defending champions India will start off their campaign on the opening day from Korea. The other groups in the event are Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh.
Talking about the composition of the side, chief coach Graham Reid stated, “When picking this group we now ought to have our eyes on the long run. It can take a deep and sturdy squad to establish sustained success so gamers have to be offered prospects to complete.”
“We have picked a group that has a very good mix of experience and youthful men who will have their prospect to show what they can do.
“It is a frantic match timetable and offered the COVID circumstance FIH and AHF have allowed eighteen gamers to be chosen just about every activity out of a greater squad of twenty.”
India will enjoy their opening match from Korea on December 14, followed by game titles from hosts Bangladesh (December fifteen), arch-rivals Pakistan (December seventeen), Malaysia (December eighteen) and Japan (December 19).
The semifinals are scheduled for December 21 followed by the title clash on the future day. In the former edition of the party held in Muscat, Oman, India had jointly lifted the title together with Pakistan as the closing was identified as off due to incessant rains.
Goalkeepers: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Suraj Karkera.
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Varun Kumar, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Mandeep Mor.
Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Sumit, Rajkumar Pal, Akashdeep Singh, Shamsher Singh. Forwards: Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Dilpreet Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Shilanand Lakra.
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