New Delhi: The preparatory camp of the Indian Men's Hockey team for the upcoming World League Final will be held at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium from September 5 to 29.
Twenty six players will be part of the camp, wherein they will be gauged on their skills as they undergo meticulous training sessions to prepare for the Men's Hockey World League Final to be held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh from November 27 to December 6.
The Sardar Singh-led Indian team is brimming with confidence post their good play in the recently culminated Europe Tour where they took the series against France and Spain. They gained considerable experience through the tour as they had a good experience on the European style of play.
Commenting on the preparatory camp, Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Hockey India and Chief Coach said, "The upcoming tournament is very important as here the team will be actually put to test as it will be a platform to understand their strengths and where all do they lack before playing the Olympics Games 2016.
"Each player from here will work towards building on oneself for the all important RIO Olympics and there is very less scope to falter. The team at this point is very high on its confidence be it the youngsters or the most experienced player, each one is playing with the sole motive to win."
List of the players:
Goalkeeper: P R Sreejesh, Harjot Singh, Akash Chikte
Defenders: Birender Lakra, Kothajit Singh, VR Raghunath, Jasjit Singh Kular, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurjinder Singh, Pardeep Mor
Midfielders: Sardar Singh, Chinglensana Singh, SK Uthappa, Satbir Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Devinder Walmiki, Manpreet Singh, Dharamvir Singh
Forwards: SV Sunil, Ramandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Talwinder Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Mohd. Amir Khan, Nikkin Thimmaiah.