Apr 19, 2011

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011: Indian team announced

Indian team for Sultan Azlan Shah 2011 has been announced today. Captained by veteran Arjun Halappa, this Indian team is missing several key players. Rajpal Singh and Tushar Khandekar are out of the tournament due to injuries while Sardara Singh and Sandeep Singh were not taken in the team due as they had not reported for the camp and are currently in Belgium playing for their local league.

Defense is a big worry for Indian team as India's best player in the year 2010 Sardara Singh is out of the tournament. Rupinder Pal Singh as come on the team as his replacement. Diwakar Ram who will be handling the duty of penalty corners will also have a great job as Sandeep Singh is also not playing the tournament. Dhanjay Mahadik is the third defender in the Indian team.

In the forward line, Shivendra Singh will take the goal scoring responsibility as Tushar Khandekar and Rajpal Singh are missing due to injuries. Roshan Minz will be making his comeback to the team after three years. SV Sunil has also returned to the team after knee injury. Shivendra Singh and Sarvanjit Singh are the two players whom India can bank on.

Midfield of the team is led by India's most constant player over the years and captain Arjun Halappa. Along with Arjun, Gurbaj Singh (whom I call next Arjun Halappa due to similar styles of play) will take the burden of midfield. Vikram Pillay another veteran has also been included in the team to give stability to the Indian midfield. VS Vinaya forms the quartet of Indian midfield.

Following is the Indian team for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011:
Bharat Chetri (GK), Adrian D'Souza (GK), Diwakar Ram, Dhananjay Mahadik, Rupinder Pal Singh, Arjun Halappa (C), Vikram Pillay, Vikas Pillay, Vikas Sharma, Gurbaj Singh, Ravi Pal Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Shivendra Singh, SV Sunil, Mandeep Antil, Sarvanjit Singh, Roshan Minz, Baljit Singh Chandi.

Following players are kept on stand-byes:  PR Sreejesh(GK), William Xalxo, Gurjinder Singh, Birendra Lakra Jr.,Pritinder Singh, Bikas Topno

Coach: Harendra Singh
(Team source: stick2hockey)



  2. amarbir singh khalsaFebruary 20, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Rajpal singh , sandeep singh and sardara singh are the best players of Indian hockey team and yeah chandi also...the all punjabi shers...