Amit Rohidas will lead Indian Men’s Hockey Team in the FIH Pro League matches against England -

Amit Rohidas will lead Indian Men’s Hockey Team in the FIH Pro League matches against England

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India will take on England on 2nd and 3rd April at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar at 1930 hrs IST. 

  

Khel Today Bureau

New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday named the 22 member Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will take on England in the upcoming FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League double-header on 2nd and 3rd April 2022 at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The team will be Captained by Amit Rohidas and Vice Captained by Harmanpreet Singh.

The 22-member squad includes goalkeepers PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, defenders Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Neelam Sanjeep Xess, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas and Jugraj Singh.

Midfield will see Jaskaran Singh, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Sumit and Vivek Sagar Prasad while the forwardline features Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Abhishek, Gursahibjit Singh and Shilanand Lakra.

Additionally, Suraj Karkera, Mandeep Mor, Dipsan Tirkey, Gurinder Singh, Mandeep Mor, Sanjay, Akashdeep Singh, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Ashis Kumar Topno, Mohd. Raheel Mouseen, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Simranjeet Singh have been named as standbys.

Speaking about the team, Chief Coach Graham Reid said, “It has been quite exciting to see how some of the younger players are grabbing the opportunity to play in the Pro League and have been showing great potential. It is good for us to have these options, we have been using this platform to try out different combinations. England has a talented squad and no doubt the matches this weekend will be quite exciting.”

The Indian Team has thus far played eight matches in this season of FIH Hockey Pro League. The team is currently placed second in the pool table only behind Germany who have 17 points while India have 16 points. The Indian team has beaten South Africa at home (10-2, 10-2) while they won a game and lost a game each against France (5-0, 2-5) which was also held in South Africa. At home, They won a game and lost one to Spain (5-4, 3-5) and recently against Argentina they lost 2-2 (1-3 SO) and won 4-3 in a thrilling contest.

India will take on England on 2nd and 3rd April at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar at 1930 hrs IST. 

The matches will be live on Star Sports 2 SD + HD and on Disney + Hotstar 

 

Indian Team:  

Goalkeepers 

1. Krishan Bahadur Pathak

2. Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran

Defenders 

3. Surender Kumar

4. Harmanpreet Singh (Vice Captain)

5. Neelam Sanjeep Xess

6. Varun Kumar

7. Amit Rohidas (Captain)

8. Jugraj Singh

Midfielders 

9. Jaskaran Singh

10. Manpreet Singh

11. Hardik Singh

12. Nilakanta Sharma

13. Shamsher Singh

14. Raj Kumar Pal

15. Sumit

16. Vivek Sagar Prasad

Forwards 

17. Gurjant Singh

18. Mandeep Singh

19. Sukhjeet Singh

20. Abhishek

21. Gursahibjit Singh

22. Shilanand Lakra

Standbys: 

1.Suraj Karkera

2. Jarmanpreet Singh

3. Dipsan Tirkey

4. Gurinder Singh

5. Mandeep Mor

6. Sanjay

7.Akashdeep Singh

8. Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh

9. Ashis Kumar Topno

10. Mohd. Raheel Mouseen

11. Dilpreet Singh

12. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

13. Simranjeet Singh.

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