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Hockey India announces 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team lineup for prestigious 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023

The squad, led by an experienced and seasoned captain Harmanpreet Singh.

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Hockey India announces 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team lineup for prestigious 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023

The Indian Men's Hockey Team will be Captained by Harmanpreet Singh. Image- The Bridge

Hockey India on Thursday unveiled the 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team that will represent the nation in the upcoming 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023, set to take place in Valencia, Spain from 15th to 22nd December.

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The Indian Men's Hockey Team will be Captained by Harmanpreet Singh. Image- The Bridge
The Indian Men's Hockey Team will be Captained by Harmanpreet Singh. Image- The Bridge

The 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team, meticulously handpicked based on experienced and young faces, is geared up to showcase their prowess and compete against hosts Spain, Germany, France and Belgium in this 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023.

The squad, led by an experienced and seasoned captain Harmanpreet Singh. Sumit and Amit Rohidas have been named as Harman's deputies for the 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Suraj Karkera will return to the squad. Apart from him, PR Sreejesh and Krishan B Pathak will see the goalkeeping department. In defence, Captain Harmanpreet Singh will lead the charge alongside Jarmanpreet Singh, Jugraj Singh, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Sumit, Sanjay and Nilam Sanjeep Xess.

The midfield features Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Shamsher Singh, and young faces like Yashdeep Siwach and Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem. The forward line comprises Mandeep Singh, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Karthi Selvam, Dilpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh.

"We are going with a well-balanced side with a good mix of youth and experience. The tournament provides us with a great platform to try out different things and adjust ourselves accordingly. It also provides the younger players with a great opportunity to showcase their talent and experience the pressure of facing the top teams in the world. The next seven months are very important for us, we have a lot of games to play before the Paris 2024 Olympics, and it's very important we follow a process and go step-by-step,"

Craig Fulton, Indian Men's Hockey Team Chief Coach

Indian Squad for 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023:

Goalkeepers:

  • Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran

  • Krishan Bahadur Pathak

  • Suraj Karkera

Defenders:

  • Jarmanpreet Singh 

  • Jugraj Singh

  • Amit Rohidas (VC) 

  • Harmanpreet Singh (C)   

  • Varun Kumar

  • Sumit (VC)

  • Sanjay

  • Nilam Sanjeep Xess 

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Midfielders:

  • Yashdeep Siwach   

  • Vivek Sagar Prasad  

  • Nilakanta Sharma

  • Rajkumar Pal

  • Shamsher Singh 

  • Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem

Forwards:

  • Mandeep Singh

  • Abhishek

  • Sukhjeet Singh  

  • Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

  • Karthi Selvam

  • Dilpreet Singh

  • Akashdeep Singh

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