Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sardar named captain, Rupinder vice-captain for European tour

Midfielder Sardar Singh will lead the 21-member Indian senior men’s hockey team for the upcoming exposure trip of the Netherlands. Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh has been named the vice-captain of the side.

The squad includes experienced medio Gurbaj Singh as well as the likes of Walmiki brothers – Yuvraj and Devinder and Lalit Upadhyay. Penalty corner ace Sandeep Singh is not part of the squad. The team will play five matches – two against the Dutch national side and one against the Belgium national side. They will play a game each against Dutch club sides – Leiden and HGC.

The team will depart on Wednesday.

The squad: Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, HarjotSingh; Defenders: Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal Singh (vice-captain), V R Raghunath, Kothajit Singh, Gurjinder Singh; Midfielders: Sardar Singh (captain), Gurbaj Singh, S K Uthappa, Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam,  Devindar Walmiki; Forwards: S V Sunil, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Dharamvir Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Yuvraj Walmiki, Lalit Upadhyay.
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