On Sunday, Hockey India announced that a list of 60 players is selected for a coaching camp for the junior national team. This 21-day camp will be held from 11th March to 31st March at the Sports Authority of India campus. Six goalkeepers, 15 defenders, 18 midfielders and 21 forwards in total have been called up for this upcoming camp.
The list of campers includes goalkeepers Pawan, Anant Vishwakarma, Prashant Kumar Chauhan, Akashdeep Singh, Rakesh Dahiya and Sahil Kumar Nayak. The defenders who have selected for the camp include Mandeep Mor, Pratap Lakra, Sanjay, Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem, Lugun Cyril, Innocent Munda, Parampreet Singh, Suman Beck, Rajinder Singh, Princepal Singh, H. Thrishul Ganapathy, Pankaj, Sharda Nand Tiwari, Akashdeep Singh, and Moein Ali.
The Midfielders comprise Vishal Antil, Niraj Kumar Waribam, Akshay Awasthi, Gopi Kumar Sonkar, Gregory Xess, Jaswinder Singh, Yashdeep Siwach, Vishnu Kant Singh, Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Rahul Kumar, Geet Singh Thakur, Sukhman Singh, Manish Yadav, Nabin Kujur, Pinkal Barla, Surya N M, Sundram Singh Rajawat and Vinit.
The list of forwards includes Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Dilpreet Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Amandeep Singh, Shivam Anand, Prabhjot Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Maninder Singh, Bobby Singh Dhami, Sudeep Chirmako, Araijeet Singh Hundal, Gurveer Singh, Kishan Kanojia, Rahul, Poovanna C B, Venkatesh Kenche, Uttam Singh, Ankit Pal, Sunit Lakra, K. Tiras, S. Karthi.
Hockey India secretary general Rajinder Singh while speaking on the composition said that this is our first camp of the year and we want to make sure that the coaching and support staff can have a look at the best possible pool of talent.
By: Preeti Narula