New Delhi, 01 March 2020: Hockey India today named 32-member core probable group for the Men’s National Coaching Camp which begins at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru on 2 March 2020. The players will report to Chief Coach Graham Reid for the four-week National Coaching Camp ahead of the team’s Tour to Germany and England where they will play against Germany and England in the FIH Hockey Pro League.

The National Coaching Camp features PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Suraj Karkera, Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Simranjeet Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, S V Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gursahibjit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jaskaran Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Gurjant Singh, Sumit, Chinglensana Singh.

Reid minced no words in expressing that this camp will be a good foundation ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with focus on areas the team lacked in their campaign so far in the FIH Hockey Pro League where they won 2 matches against the Netherlands and lost one match and won a match each against Belgium and Australia respectively.

“One of the takeaways from the matches we played at the FIH Hockey Pro League was that we have proven to ourselves that we can produce good results against the best teams in the world. It’s a step forward in building self-belief. Also it shows that the things we have been focusing on is working. But we still need to be more consistent not only across matches but also across all quarters,” expressed Graham recalling the team’s performance in the matches against world’s top 3 teams in the FIH Hockey Pro League.

“The four-week camp will bring focus back on our skill — tackling, goal shooting, trapping. We also need to work on our attacking abilities, especially to move the ball from attacking 25 into the circle. After this camp, we will go to Germany and England to play against Germany and England which we help us further assess improvements required as we work toward 2020 Olympic Games,” stated Graham.

Players List:

  1. P R Sreejesh
  2. Krishan Bahadur Pathak
  3. Suraj Karkera
  4. Harmanpreet Singh
  5. Dilpreet Singh
  6. Surender Kumar
  7. Birendra Lakra
  8. Rupinder Pal Singh
  9. Gurinder Singh
  10. Amit Rohidas
  11. Kothajit Singh Khadangbam
  12. Manpreet Singh
  13. Hardik Singh
  14. Nilakanta Sharma
  15. Vivek Sagar Prasad
  16. Simranjeet Singh
  17. Akashdeep Singh
  18. Ramandeep Singh
  19. S V Sunil
  20. Mandeep Singh
  21. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay
  22. Gursahibjit Singh
  23. Shamsher Singh
  24. Varun Kumar
  25. Jarmanpreet Singh
  26. Dipsan Tirkey
  27. Nilam Sanjeep Xess
  28. Jaskaran Singh
  29. Rajkumar Pal
  30. Gurjant Singh
  31. Sumit
  32. Chinglensana Singh