India will be hoping for a good start against Asian games gold medallists Japan in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup opener.
Harendra Singh will return to his former role of being the junior national team coach.
India were knocked out of the 2018 Hockey World Cup after suffering a 1-2 defeat versus Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
India suffered a 1-2 defeat to the Netherlands to bow out of the Hockey World Cup on Thursday.
India's loss to the Netherlands stretched their 43-year wait to reach a World Cup semi-final.
Harendra Singh said that his side has been at the receiving end of poor on-field decisions twice this year.
Netherlands will now face Australia in the semi-finals on December 15.
Hockey World Cup 2018 Highlights, India vs Netherlands Hockey Match: Netherlands defeated India 2-1 to enter the semifinals of Hockey World Cup.
India will face Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the ongoing World Cup.
Going into the match, the Netherlands are favourites as the Indians have never beaten them in the World Cup.
India have never defeated Netherlands in the history of the World Cup.
The Netherlands are placed fourth in the current world rankings, while India are a rung below in fifth position.
India's comprehensive win over Canada put them on the top of the Pool C points table.
Hockey World Cup 2018 Highlights, India vs Canada Hockey Match: India marched into the quarterfinals of the 2018 Hockey World Cup after registering a comprehensive win over Canada.
India are presently on top of group with four points but Belgium, with the same number of points and separated only by goal difference.
India can book a direct berth to the quarter-finals if they defeat Canada and have a better goal difference than Belgium, who face South Africa.
India are on top of Pool C currently and will be keen to keep their position intact.