Hockey India names 20-member squad for Hero Men’s Asia Cup

Rupinder Pal Singh to lead the Indian mens team at Hero Asia Cup

The prestigious party which is a Earth Cup qualifier will see India, Japan, Pakistan and hosts Indonesia in pool A though Malaysia, Korea, Oman and Bangladesh are grouped in pool B.

The Defending Champions India will be led by Olympic Bronze Medalists Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra will shoulder the accountability as Vice Captain.

The workforce will see as many as 10 players make their senior India debut. This involves FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup gamers Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Manjeet, Vishnukant Singh and Uttam Singh.

Also new in the group will be Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev and S Karthi. The Indian workforce consists of, goalkeepers Pankaj Kumar Rajak and Suraj Karkera.

Rupinder Pal Singh, Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra, Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey, Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh in defence and midfield.

Forwards Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil, Uttam Singh and S.Karthi have also been named in the squad.

Junior Planet Cup player Maninder Singh and Nilam Sanjeep Xess have been named as alternative players whilst Pawan, Pardeep Singh, Ankit Pal and Angad Bir Singh have been named as standbys.

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Speaking about the staff composition, Coach BJ Kariappa mentioned, “The staff is a excellent blend of skilled senior gamers and newcomers, several of whom have played at the worldwide level in distinct age-team matches but have not designed their Senior India debut.

“Considering the fact that India has now experienced for the FIH Men’s Planet Cup by virtue of staying the hosts, this will be a fantastic system for us to try out out this new team and take a look at how these players utilize the possibility.”

Former India Captain and two-time Olympian Sardar Singh who will also accompany the crew as Coach expressed that the gamers have demonstrated excellent probable in excess of the very last couple of months through the nationwide camp.

“This is a pretty gifted group of gamers and I have seen them get the job done truly really hard around the past few months to make a spot in the team. On a particular entrance, this will be my initial event as India Coach and I am looking forward to this new expertise,” said Sardar.

Indian Men’s Staff:


1. Pankaj Kumar Rajak

2. Suraj Karkera


3. Rupinder Pal Singh (Captain)

4. Yashdeep Siwach

5. Abhisek Lakra

6. Birendra Lakra (Vice Captain)

7. Manjeet

8. Dipsan Tirkey


9. Vishnukant Singh

10. Raj Kumar Pal

11. Mareeswaren Sakthivel

12. Sheshe Gowda BM

13. Simranjeet Singh


14. Pawan Rajbhar

15. Abharan Sudev

16. SV Sunil

17. Uttam Singh

18. S.Karthi

Alternative Gamers

19. Maninder Singh

20. Nilam Sanjeep Xess


1. Pawan

2. Pardeep Singh

3. Ankit Pal

4. Angad Bir Singh

Resource: Hi Launch


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