India Men’s in Hockey World League in Odisha, Bhubaneswar

17 November 2017: Hockey India on Friday announced the 18-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team for the biggest tournament of the year, the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 starting on December 1 at the Kalinga Stadium. India are grouped with Australia, England and Germany in Pool B and will begin their campaign on the opening day against defending champions Australia.

The Indian Team will be led by 25-year-old midfielder Manpreet Singh, while the responsibilities of his deputy will be shouldered by Chinglensana Singh. The team will see Akash Chikte and Suraj Karkera guard the Indian goalpost.

Indian Men Team:

GOALKEEPERS                                                      Date Of Birth              Shirt No.          International Caps
1 Akash Anil Chikte 24-07-1992 2 43
2 Suraj Karkera 14-10-1995 13 12
DEFENDERS
3 Dipsan Tirkey 15-10-1998 12 12
4 Amit Rohidas

10-05-1993

18

35

5 Varun Kumar

25-07-1995

22

12

6 Birendra Lakra

03-02-1990

26

141

7 Harmanpreet Singh

06-01-1996

1

48

8 Rupinder Pal Singh

11-11-1990

3

175

MIDFIELDERS
9 Manpreet Singh (Captain) 26-06-1992 7 199
10 SK Uthappa 02-12-1993 15 129
11 Chinglensana Singh (Vice Captain) 02-12-1991 29 160
12 Sumit 20-12-1996 17 25
13 Kothajit Singh 17-08-1992 5 168
FORWARDS
14 Akashdeep Singh

02-12-1994

27

146

15 Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

01-12-1993

14

47

16 Gurjant Singh

26-01-1995

9

12

17 SV Sunil

06-05-1989

24

222

18 Mandeep Singh

25-01-1995

11

83

COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF
1 David Ian John Director, High Performance
2 Waltherus Norbertus Marijne Chief Coach
3 Arjun Halappa Coach
4 David Mc Donald Physiotherapist
5 Arup Naskar Masseur
6 Aadithya Chakravarty Video Analyst