Defender Gurinder Singh will lead a nine-member Indian males’s hockey staff on the inaugural version of the FIH Hockey 5s, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland subsequent month.
The Indian males’s staff will play Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland and hosts Switzerland within the occasion, which will probably be held on June 5 and 6.
Midfielder Sumit, who was a member of the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal profitable staff, will probably be Gurinder’s deputy within the two-day occasion.
The staff is a mixture of gamers from the Olympic bronze medal profitable squad in addition to the FIH Junior World Cup held final yr.
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This consists of goalkeeper Pawan, defenders Sanjay, Mandeep Mor and Gurinder Singh. Midfielders Sumit and Rabichandra Singh have been referred to as up together with forwards Dilpreet Singh, Mohd Raheel Mouseen and Gursahibjit Singh.
Among the many nine-member squad, Pawan, Sanjay and Rabichandra had been a part of the silver medal profitable Indian staff on the Youth Olympic Video games in 2018 the place Hockey 5s format was performed. They had been additionally a part of the Junior Males’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha final yr.
Apart from Sumit, ahead Dilpreet Singh was a part of the Olympic bronze medal-winning aspect.
Prashant Kumar Chauhan, Boby Singh Dhami and Sudeep Chirmako have been named as standbys.
India’s chief coach Graham Reid, who will accompany the staff, stated, “The Hero FIH Hockey5s match in Lausanne will present a possibility to showcase a special model of our recreation. We’re excited in regards to the prospect of taking part in quick entertaining hockey at an awesome venue in opposition to world class opposition in a stupendous nation.”
The Indian staff is scheduled to go away from Bengaluru on June 1.
|Squad: Pawan, Sanjay, Mandeep Mor, Gurinder Singh (captain), Sumit (vice- captain), Rabichandra Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Mohd Raheel Mouseen, Gursahibjit Singh. Standbys: Prashant Kumar Chauhan, Boby Singh Dhami, Sudeep Chirmako.