All eyes will be on whether ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh will be picked in the World Cup-bound squad or not. The Haryana DSP is expected to feel the selection heat from the likes of fellow drag-flickers Vokkaliga Raghunath, Rupinder Pal Singh and Gurjinder Singh.
It may be noted that Sandeep’s movements and agility on the field have often been questioned and it remains to be seen whether he has done enough in the preparatory camp to merit a national selection.
The likes of SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh, who all have recovered from various injuries sustained in recent months, are expected to board the flight to The Hague. It is on expected lines that Sardar Singh will lead the side for the big-ticket event.
The national team is going through the paces at its ongoing camp at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.
India will play two practice games before their opening World Cup tie against Belgium on May 31. India will play their first warm-up game against 12th ranked South Africa and then face 11th ranked Argentina in their second practice game. These two games will enable the team to fine-tune their preparations for the big-ticket event.
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