The Indian males’s hockey workforce will look to increase its spectacular run on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou starting on September 23.
India will start their marketing campaign in opposition to Uzbekistan on September 24. India are positioned in Pool A, alongside Pakistan, Japan, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Uzbekistan. Pool B consists of Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, Thailand, and Indonesia.
The highest two groups from every Pool will qualify for the semifinals.
Harmanpreet Singh will lead the workforce as soon as once more, with Hardik serving as his deputy.
“The workforce has been rigorously getting ready for the Asian Video games and we carried out properly on the just lately concluded Asian Champions Trophy Chennai, so the aim is to take care of that degree of efficiency,” mentioned Harmanpreet earlier than the Indian workforce left for Hangzhou.
“We have now some powerful opponents in our Pool, however we’re assured in our preparation and hope to complete on the rostrum.”
The workforce contains goalkeepers P.R. Sreejesh and Krishan Pathak. Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, and Sanjay are the defenders chosen for the Asian Video games.
The midfield can be anchored by Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, and Shamsher Singh, whereas the assault can be led by Abhishek, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay.
“We have now had some powerful observe classes within the lead-up to the match and everybody in camp is targeted, working in the direction of the identical aim,” vice-captain Hardik mentioned.
“We’re in the absolute best psychological and bodily form to journey to Hangzhou, and we’re trying ahead to the powerful competitors in our group. The aim is to proceed performing in addition to we’ve got in latest months and return from China with a medal.”
India will face Singapore, Japan and Pakistan on September 26, 28 and 30 respectively. They may play their final group stage match in opposition to Bangladesh on October 2.