Tokyo Games: Ten Debutants In Indian Men's Hockey Team For Olympics
Tokyo Games: Hockey India has selected a mix of debutants and experience in their squad for the upcoming Olympics.
- 10 debutants have been named in the Indian men's team for the Olympics
- The women's team has already been announced
- Tokyo Olympics was postponed from last year due to COVID-19 pandemic
India on Friday named 10 Olympic debutants in its 16-member men's hockey squad, which also features seasoned performers like PR Sreejesh and Manpreet Singh, for the Tokyo Games next month. The experienced Olympic campaigners include goalkeeper Sreejesh, midfielder Manpreet, defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Surender Kumar and forward Mandeep Singh. Veteran defender Birendra Lakra, who missed the 2016 Rio Games due to a knee injury, has also been named in the side.
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra
Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit
Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh.