33-player probables list announced by Hockey India for National Senior Men’s Coaching Camp

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33-player probables list announced by Hockey India for National Senior Men’s Coaching Camp

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Press Release

08/31/2019

Hockey India has announced the 33 names that will be taking part in the national coaching camp scheduled to take place next month ahead of their tour to Belgium followed by the Olympics Qualifiers. Graham Reid stated it will be important to prepare well before entering a crucial phase of the season.

Hockey India today named 33 Core Probables for the National Senior Men’s Coaching Camp scheduled to begin on 2nd September and to conclude on 22nd September ahead of the team's departure for the Belgium Tour.

Players will report to Chief Coach Graham Reid at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru on Sunday to prepare for the upcoming Belgium Tour later in September and the Olympics Qualifiers in October/November.

The Core Probables list includes goalkeepers P R Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera and Krishan Bahadur Pathak. Defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurinder Singh, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jarmanpreet Singh and Dispan Tirkey have been called-up.

Midfielders Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Ashish Kumar Topno, Sayyad Niyaz Rahim and Raj Kumar Pal have been included in the list.

Forwards Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Gursahibjit Singh, Simranjeet Singh, SV Sunil, Gurjant Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Shamsher Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay have been called-up for the camp.

Following the team's recent victory in the Olympic Test Event Final against New Zealand led by defender Harmanpreet Singh, the National Campers will be focused on remaining consistent in their performance. 

"We have built some good momentum with this group over the last few months. The athletes will come to this camp keen and ready to improve on all aspects of team performance. Creating more quality opportunities, improving our defensive capabilities and working together to make each other better are the key aspects of this camp," expressed Chief Coach Graham Reid.

The Chief Coach added that the tour of Belgium in September will be a great platform for the Indian Men's Hockey Team to prepare for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in October / November.

"At the end of September we will travel to Europe to play and train with some of the best competition in the world. We need to be prepared for that, which will provide a great platform for the qualifiers in October / November," said Reid.

Core Probables list

GOALKEEPERS          

  1. P R Sreejesh

  2. Suraj Karkera 

  3. Krishan Bahadur Pathak

DEFENDERS        

  4. Harmanpreet Singh                                                      

  5. Birendra Lakra

  6. Surender Kumar

  7. Amit Rohidas

  8. Varun Kumar

  9. Rupinder Pal Singh                                           

 10. Gurinder Singh                                                              

 11. Kothajit Singh Khadangbam

 12. Nilam Sanjeep Xess

 13. Jarmanpreet Singh

 14. Dipsan Tirkey

MIDFIELDERS

 15. Manpreet Singh                                                                        

 16. Sumit

 17. Nilakanta Sharma

 18. Jaskaran Singh

 19. Hardik Singh 

 20. Vivek Sagar Prasad 

 21. Ashis Kumar Topno

 22. Sayyad Niyaz Rahim

 23. Raj Kumar Pal 

FORWARDS

 24. Mandeep Singh                                                                         

 25. Akashdeep Singh

 26. Shilanand Lakra

 27. Gursahibjit Singh

 28. Shamsher Singh 

 29. Simranjeet Singh 

 30. SV Sunil

 31. Gurjant Singh  

 32. Ramandeep Singh

 33. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

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