Indian men’s hockey team for Australia tour announced

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Indian Hockey Team: Veteran drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh will captain India’s 23-member men’s hockey team for the upcoming tour of Australia. Hockey India announced the team on Tuesday. The Indian team will play five matches on the tour starting in Adelaide from November 26, which is important for the preparation of next year’s World Cup.

Preparing for the World Cup

The FIH World Cup will be played in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29. Amit Rohidas has been made the vice-captain of the team. “The upcoming Australia tour is a great opportunity to test ourselves against one of the favorites for the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023,” Indian hockey team chief coach Graham Reid said in a release. Along with this, we have also selected youngsters so that we can assess the depth of our team.

The forward line will consist of Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Abhishek and Sukhjeet Singh while the middle order will be led by Gurjant Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Mohd Raheel Mousin, Rajkumar Pal, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh and Sumit. The defense will be handled by Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor and Neelam Sanjeep Sais.

Harmanpreet was the captain of the team in the recent double win over New Zealand in the FIH Pro League. The match against Spain was tied 1.1.

Indian team:

Goalkeepers: Krishna Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Defenders: Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor and Neelam Sanjeep Says, Midfielders: Gurjant Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Mohd Rahil Mousin, Rajkumar Pal, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh and Sumit, Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Abhishek and Sukhjit Singh

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