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India announces junior men's hockey team for Europe Tour 2024

Published at :May 4, 2024 at 12:42 PM
Modified at :May 4, 2024 at 12:42 PM
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Indian juniors to play 5 matches across Belgium, Germany, and Netherlands.

Hockey India on Saturday announced the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team that will tour Europe between 20th and 29th May 2024. The team will play five matches across three nations against Belgium, Germany and a Netherlands Club team called Bredase Hockey Vereniging Push.

The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team will be playing matches in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands as part of Hockey India’s initiative to help the team gain exposure and build on experience. They will play their first match on 20th May against Belgium in Antwerp, Belgium before playing the same opponents in Breda, Netherlands on 22nd May.

The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team will then play the Netherlands’ Club team Bredase Hockey Vereniging Push in Breda on 23rd May followed by a game against Germany on 28th May in Germany. They will then return to Breda to play Germany once again on 29th May in their final match of the tour.

The team will be led by defender Rohit while Shardanand Tiwari has been named as his deputy. The goalkeeping department will be commanded by Prince Deep Singh and Bikramjit Singh while Shardanand Tiwari, Yogember Rawat, Anmol Ekka, Rohit, Manoj Yadav and Talem Priyo Barta have been picked as the defenders. 

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Ankit Pal, Roshan Kujur, Bipin Billavara Ravi, Mukesh Toppo, Manmeet Singh and Vachan H A make up the midfield. The forwards named in the squad are Sourabh Anand Kushwaha, Arshdeep Singh, Gurjot Singh, Mohd. Konain Dad, Dilraj Singh and Gursewak Singh. 

“We have been training hard at our camp and have developed an understanding of each other’s gameplay. It will be wonderful to play together against teams from other nations to help us build on our game and get better through this kind of exposure,” said Captain Rohit.

Echoing his Captain’s words, Vice-Captain Shardanand Tiwari said, “This will be a wonderful experience and will go a long way in evaluating where we stand as a team and as individual players. It will be a great way to figure out our strengths and what areas we would need to touch upon.” 

GOALKEEPERS

1. Prince Deep Singh

2. Bikramjit Singh

DEFENDERS

3. Shardanand Tiwari

4. Yogember Rawat

5. Anmol Ekka

6. Rohit

7. Manoj Yadav

8. Talem Priyo Barta

MIDFIELDERS

9. Ankit Pal

10. Roshan Kujur

11. Bipin Billavara Ravi

12. Mukesh Toppo

13. Manmeet Singh

14. Vachan H A

FORWARDS

15. Sourabh Anand Kushwaha

16. Arshdeep Singh

17. Gurjot Singh

18. Mohd. Konain Dad

19. Dilraj Singh

20. Gursewak Singh

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