Defender Amit Rohidas will proceed to steer whereas Harmanpreet Singh will probably be his deputy in India’s FIH Males’s Hockey Professional League double-header in opposition to Germany on April 14 and 15 on the Kalinga Stadium right here. India’s chief coach Graham Reid stated on Monday whereas saying the 22-member squad for the double-header that the hosts wish to end the final leg of the house video games for this yr on a successful be aware to be able to carry ahead the momentum into the away matches.
“This yr’s FIH Professional League has supplied us with nice alternatives to attempt totally different mixtures and ways. We now have recognised what works and, extra importantly, what areas we have to enhance on. This week in opposition to Germany is the final leg of our house video games for this yr and we’re trying ahead to 2 extra world-class encounters as soon as once more.
“Germany are all the time a particularly powerful opponent and given the place we each are on the ladder will probably be vital for us to complete this week with as many factors as doable to stay on the high of the factors desk,” opined Reid.
The 22-member squad consists of goalkeepers PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, and defenders Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Jugraj Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, and Gurinder Singh.
The hosts have up to now performed 10 Professional League matches this season and are positioned on high of the desk with 21 factors, whereas Germany are in second place with 17 factors from eight video games. The Indian crew has overwhelmed South Africa at house (10-2, 10-2), whereas they gained a sport and misplaced a sport every in opposition to France (5-0, 2-5) which was additionally held in South Africa.
At house, India gained a sport and misplaced one to Spain (5-4, 3-5), gained one sport 4-3 and misplaced one 2-2 (1-3 SO) in opposition to Argentina, and not too long ago, gained each their video games in opposition to England, 3-3 (3-2 SO), and 4-3.
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh Parattu, Krishan B Pathak.
Defenders: Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Jugraj Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh.
Midfielders: Nilakanta Sharma, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Hardik Singh, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh.
Forwards: Sukhjeet Singh, Abhishek, Mandeep Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Akashdeep Singh.