India hockey stalwarts equivalent to goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Amit Rohidas are amongst 31 gamers included within the Commonwealth Video games camp, which started on Monday and can conclude on July 23 when the workforce leaves for Birmingham for the quadrennial showpiece.
After their spectacular outing in Europe the place the lads’s workforce lived as much as the billing towards Belgium and the Netherlands in thrilling FIH Professional League double-headers, the workforce may have a virtually four-week-long nationwide camp on the Sports activities Authority of India centre in Bengaluru, the place they’ll do the ultimate fine-tuning for the mega occasion.
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India, which is being led by Manpreet Singh, is scheduled to start their marketing campaign on July 31 towards Ghana. Grouped in Pool B, India may also tackle hosts England, Canada and Wales within the round-robin league matches.
Speaking concerning the camp, chief coach Graham Reid mentioned, “The gamers received a short six-day break to go spend time with their households after the FIH Professional League matches in Europe. I consider this break has helped gamers return feeling contemporary each mentally and bodily.
“The subsequent three weeks, we’re going to deal with enhancing our efficiency in FIH Professional League the place we had the chance to play towards one of the best groups on the planet. I’ve recognised a couple of areas that we are able to do higher and be constant at. That is one thing we are going to work on within the upcoming weeks right here in Bengaluru. Commonwealth Video games is a mega occasion with world rating factors at stake so undoubtedly, we will probably be vying for an excellent present in Birmingham,” added Reid.
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Campers’ record: PR Sreejesh, Pawan, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Gursahibjit Singh, Mandeep Mor, Sanjay, Mohd Raheel Mouseen, Sumit, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Gurinder Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Ashis Kumar Topno, Krishan B Pathak, Shilanand Lakra.