Hockey India announces squads for Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier 2023

Hockey India announces squads for Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier 2023

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(Hockey India)

Hockey India on Wednesday announced the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams for the upcoming Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier to be held in Oman from 29th August to 2nd September and 25th August to 28th August respectively. 

The Indian Men’s team will be Captained by Mandeep Mor and Mohd. Raheel Moudeen will shoulder the responsibility of the Vice Captain. The team comprises goalkeeper Suraj Karkera, while Jugraj Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Manjeet and Mandeep Mor will form the defence line. The midfield area will see Maninder Singh, Mohd. Raheel Mouseen while Pawan Rajbhar and Gurjot Singh will lead the attack. 

Additionally, Prashant Kumar Chauhan, Sukhvinder, Aditya Singh and Arun Sahani have been named as standbys. The Indian Men’s Hockey Team Coach, Janardhana C B who will accompany the team, spoke ahead of the tournament. He said, “Our squad is well-balanced and we have plenty of talent in our team who are motivated and determined to give their best in every match and compete fiercely. With the Hockey 5s World Cup qualification at stake, the team is determined to do well.” 

Meanwhile, the Indian Women’s Hockey Team will be Captained by Navjot Kaur and Jyoti will be the Vice Captain. The team includes goalkeeper Bansari Solanki. In the defence, Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Mahima Chaudhary, and Sonia Devi Kshetrimayum will be in action. Captain Navjot Kaur and Ajmina Kujur will hold the midfield area, while Mariana Kujur, Jyoti, and Dipi Monika Toppo will be playing forwards. 

Additionally, Kurmapu Ramya, Nishi Yadav, Priyanka Yadav, and Ritanya Sahu have been named as standbys. The Indian Women’s Hockey Team Coach Soundarya Yendala expressed her thoughts ahead of the tournament. She said, “I am looking forward to this exciting tournament. The players are ready. We have gone about our training sessions and we feel confident. We have a lot of experience as well as young players and I feel that the tournament will bring out the best in them.” 

Indian Men’s team list: 

Goalkeeper: 

Suraj Karkera

Defenders: 

Jugraj Singh

Dipsan Tirkey

Manjeet

Mandeep Mor (Captain)

Midfielders: 

Maninder Singh

Mohd. Raheel Mouseen (Vice-Captain)

Forwards: 

Pawan Rajbhar

Gurjot Singh

Standbys: 

Prashant Kumar Chauhan

Sukhvinder

Aditya Singh

Arun Sahani

Indian Women’s Team list: 

Goalkeeper: 

Bansari Solanki

Defenders: 

Akshata Abaso Dhekale

Mahima Chaudhary

Sonia Devi Kshetrimayum

Midfielders: 

Navjot Kaur (Captain)

Ajmina Kujur

Forwards: 

Mariana Kujur

Jyoti (Vice-Captain)

Dipi Monika Toppo

Standbys: 

Kurmapu Ramya

Nishi Yadav

Priyanka Yadav

Ritanya Sahu

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