Hockey India on Monday named a 20-member males’s senior group for the upcoming Asia Cup set to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from Could 23 to June 1 2022.
The World Cup qualifier occasion may have two swimming pools. India, Japan, Pakistan and host Indonesia are positioned in pool Some time Malaysia, Korea, Oman and Bangladesh are grouped in pool B.
The defending champion might be led by seasoned drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh whereas Birendra Lakra was named because the vice-captain. The group may have as many as 10 gamers make their senior India debut.
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This consists of FIH Hockey males’s Junior World Cup gamers Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Manjeet, Vishnukant Singh and Uttam Singh. The group can even see new faces in Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev and S Karthi.
Talking concerning the group composition, Coach BJ Kariappa mentioned, “The group is an effective mixture of skilled senior gamers and newcomers, a lot of whom have performed on the worldwide degree in several age-group matches however haven’t made their senior India debut. Since India has already certified for the FIH Males’s World Cup by advantage of being the hosts, this might be a very good platform for us to check out this new group and take a look at how these gamers make the most of the chance.”
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Former India Captain and two-time Olympian Sardar Singh who can even accompany the group as a coach mentioned the gamers have proven nice potential over the previous couple of month. “It is a very proficient group of gamers and I’ve seen them work actually exhausting over the previous few weeks to earn a spot within the group. On a private entrance, this might be my first event as India Coach and I’m trying ahead to this new expertise,” Sardar mentioned.
India males’s squad for Asia Cup
Goalkeepers: Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh (Captain), Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (vice-captain), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey
Midfielders: Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh
Forwards: Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil, Uttam Singh, S.Karthi
Substitute Gamers: Maninder Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess
Standbys: Pawan, Pardeep Singh, Ankit Pal, Angad Bir Singh