Apr 11, 2012

Olympics Hockey Test Event: Indian team announced

Hockey India has announced the 18 member Indian squad  for four nation Olympics Hockey Test Event starting May 2 to May 6. Bharat Chetri who lead Indian team in the Olympics qualifiers will be the captain of the squad with Sardara Singh as his deputy. The four nations event includes Great Britain, Australia, Germany and India as the participants

Bharat chetri to captain Indian team in Hockey Test Event
Mostly the squad that played in the Olympics qualifiers has been retained by the Hockey India selectors with the only exception of Rupinder Pal Singh. Defender and PC expert Rupinder has been kept as a stand by and Gurbaj Singh who missed Olympics qualifiers due to an injury will make his comeback in the team.

 Former Indian captain Ignace Tirkey who was a pivotal role in the Indian midfield for years will now have a new role as a defender.

the big absentee names are of Rajpal Singh and Yuvraj Walmiki. Rajpal who was not even among the probables of Olympics was again left out of the team (may be due to participation in WSH) while Yuvraj Walmiki who suffered an injury in the Olympics Qualifiers was also not included in the squad. Yuvraj Walmiki is short of match experience and that may be the reason for his absence from the squad.

Following is the Indian squad for Olympics Hockey Test Event:

Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (captain), Sreejesh PR.
Defenders: Sandeep Singh, VR Raghunath, Ignace Tirkey.

Midfielders: Birendra Lakra, Sardar Singh (vice- captain), Manpreet Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Kothajit Singh.

Forwards: SV Sunil, Sarvanjit Singh, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, SK Uthappa, Tushar Khandker, Chinglensana Singh.

Standbys: Rupinder Pal Singh, Pradeep Mor, Dharamvir Singh, Pradhan Somanna.  
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1 comment:

  1. Hello Jimmy Im still on rest so there is no point that im short of match experience..
    There are players who have join the team after me.