Sreejesh sustained a knee injury at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May last year.
With a heavy calender lined up this year, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne has set his sights on retaining the Asia Games crown to give his players ample time to prepare themselves for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Given Pakistan's record at the World Cup, their entry will definitely make matters interesting at world hockey's showpiece event. Pakistan have won the World Cup on four occasions -1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994, the most for any team. Netherlands and Australia are second, with three World Cup titles.
This is the first time that the men's and women's hockey teams will be sponsored by a state government.
The Indian men's hockey team began their preparations for the upcoming assignments by finishing second in the Four Nations Invitational Tournament in New Zealand.
India held the World No. 3 side to 4-4 in regulation time in the final of the Four-Nations Invitational Tournament's second leg.
Tom Boon (4th minute) and Sebastien Dockier (36th) found the target for Belgium while Mandeep Singh (19th) was India's lone goal scorer.
India scored through Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh while Kane Russell was the lone scorer for New Zealand.
Asserting that issues plaguing the Senior Men's National Championship in Imphal have been addressed, Hockey India CEO Elena Norman on Wednesday said the players will vouch for the effort the national body has put in.
Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh may feature in his first competitive event in eight months after being named in India's 20-member squad for a four-nation tournament in New Zealand.
PR Sreejesh has been penalised by Hockey India for taking part in a charity football match, involving Indian cricket stars like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni.
Thirty-three players will team up with head coach Sjoerd Marijne for the 10-day camp.
Head Coach Harendra Singh reiterates priority to get good results against top sides.
Hockey in India has risen another notch in 2017, that is clear and beyond negotiation.
India had won the bronze in the last edition of the tournament in Raipur in 2015.
Some players of the Belgium hockey team, their faces painted black, tried to sneak into the Kalinga Stadium at the dead of night.
The ongoing HWL Final is Asian champion India's biggest tournament before next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
India will face the loser of the second semi-final between Australia and Germany for the bronze medal on Sunday.