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Hockey India title 18-member Indian Junior Men’s Team for Sultan of Johor Cup

Johor Bahru [Malaysia], October 9 (ANI): Hockey India on Saturday named the 18-member Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team for the upcoming Sultan of Johor Cup Malaysia 2022 which is scheduled to start on 22 October in Johor Bahru.

The Indian group, who ended their marketing campaign with a Silver medal within the 2019 version after a closely-fought match in opposition to Great Britain, will tackle Australia, Japan, South Africa, hosts Malaysia and defending Champions Great Britain on this 12 months’s version which is being held after a two-year hiatus as a result of pandemic.

The India Colts aspect will likely be Captained by Uttam Singh, who featured in India’s Junior World Cup marketing campaign at house in 2021 in addition to debuted for the Senior aspect on the Asia Cup 2022 held in Jakarta earlier this 12 months. Boby Singh Dhami has been named the Vice Captain of the group.

Goalkeepers Mohith HS and Ankit Malik have been chosen for the group together with defenders Amir Ali, Shardanand Tiwari, Rohit, Amandeep Lakra, Cyril Lugun. Midfielders chosen for this prestigious match are Vishnukant Singh, Rajinder Singh, Ankit Pal, Poovanna CB, Amandeep and Johnson Purthy.

In the ahead line, Captain Uttam Singh will lead the cost together with Angad Bir Singh, Araijeet Singh Hundal, Vice Captain Boby Singh Dhami and Sudeep Chirmako.

India will start their marketing campaign in opposition to hosts Malaysia on a gap day on 22 October adopted by their recreation in opposition to South Africa on twenty third October. After two days of relaxation, India will tackle Japan on 25 October adopted by a match in opposition to Australia on 26. They will tackle Great Britain on twenty eighth October whereas the finals will likely be held on 29 October.

Speaking concerning the group’s preparations, Coach CR Kumar stated, “We are well-prepared for the tournament. The players have been together in the national coaching camp for a while now and are eager to play. We have a well-balanced team with almost seven players who were part of the 2021 Junior World Cup team and some of them have also had a stint with the Senior Men’s team.””This is an important and very prestigious tournament in the junior hockey calendar and we are quite excited to begin our campaign against hosts Malaysia,” Kumar added.

Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team: Mohith HS, Ankit Malik, Amir Ali, Shardanand Tiwari, Rohit, Amandeep Lakra, Cyril Lugun, Vishnukant Singh, Rajinder Singh, Ankit Pal, Poovanna CB, Amandeep, Johnson Purthy, Uttam Singh (Captain), Angad Bir Singh, Araijeet Singh Hundal, Boby Singh Dhami (Vice Captain) and Sudeep Chirmako. (ANI)