Asian Champions Trophy 2023: Hockey India announces 39-member core probable group for the Senior Men's National Coaching camp

Hockey India announced a 39-member core probable group for the senior men's national coaching camp ahead of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023.

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Hockey India on Sunday announced a 39-member core probable group for the senior men's national coaching camp to be held from June 26 to July 19 at the SAI Centre in Bangalore ahead of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023.

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Asian Champions Trophy 2023: Hockey India announces 39-member core probable group for the Senior Men's National Coaching camp | Sportz Point

Senior Men's National Coaching camp scheduled to take place from 26th June 2023. Image- The Bridge

According to Hockey India, the camp will conclude before the team travels to Terrassa (Spain), where the team will compete against England, Spain, and the Netherlands in the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation-International Tournament from July 25 to July 30. Moreover, the tournament will be followed by the prestigious Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2023, starting on August 3 in Chennai, in which the Indian Men's Hockey Team will compete against Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan, and China for the title.

Meanwhile, the core-group includes goalkeepers Krishna Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera and defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, midfielders Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, forward S. Other players Karthi, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay are also included.

On the national coaching camp, Indian men's hockey team head coach Craig Fulton said, "We performed well in the FIH Men's Hockey Pro League 2022/2023 matches in Belgium and the Netherlands, and now we hope to maintain some consistency, especially with important tournaments set to take place later this year."

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"The camp will be an opportunity for us to improve ourselves in certain areas and to work together as a unit once again. With the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 set to take place in August, followed by the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, it is an important camp for us to begin our preparations for the upcoming months and to display the kind of hockey we wish to play." Fulton added.

India's 39-member core-probable group: 

Goalkeepers:

  • Krishan Bahadur Pathak 
  • Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran 
  • Suraj Karkera 
  • Pawan Malik 
  • Prashant Kumar Chauhan 

Defenders:

  • Jarmanpreet Singh 
  • Surender Kumar 
  • Harmanpreet Singh 
  • Varun Kumar 
  • Amit Rohidas 
  • Gurinder Singh 
  • Jugraj Singh 
  • Mandeep Mor 
  • Nilam Sanjeep Xess 
  • Sanjay 
  • Yashdeep Siwach 
  • Dipsan Tirkey 
  • Manjeet 

Midfielders:

  • Manpreet Singh 
  • Hardik Singh 
  • Vivek Sagar Prasad 
  • Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh 
  • Shamsher Singh 
  • Nilakanta Sharma 
  • Rajkumar Pal 
  • Sumit 
  • Akashdeep Singh 
  • Gurjant Singh 
  • Mohd. Raheel Mouseen 
  • Maninder Singh 

Forwards: 

  • S. Karthi 
  • Mandeep Singh 
  • Lalit Kumar Upadhyay 
  • Abhishek 
  • Dilpreet Singh 
  • Sukhjeet Singh 
  • Simranjeet Singh 
  • Shilanand Lakra 
  • Pawan Rajbhar
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