New Delhi: Ahead of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup hockey, a preparatory camp for the India junior men's core probables will commence from Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.
The Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru, Malaysia is scheduled to be held from October 10-20. The camp is part of preparation for the FIH Junior Men's World Cup in 2016.
Being the defending champions, India will look to continue their dominance this year too. Up against teams like Australia, Great Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand and Pakistan, the Indians will have their task cut out.
"The preparatory camp will be much tougher this time around for the men as they will have to live up to the title of being the champions of Sultan of Johor Cup. The boys are looking forward to representing the country," said Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India. The camp for the 33 probables will continue till October 9.
List of players:
GOALKEEPERS: 1. Vikas Dahiya, 2. Subodh Tirkey, 3. Abhinav Kumar Pandey, 4. Jugraj Singh,
DEFENDERS: 5. Abhay Ekka, 6. Jarmanpreet Singh, 7. Harmanpreet Singh, 8. Anand Lakra, 9. Gurinder Singh, 10. Abhishek Pratap Singh, 11. Baljit Singh, 12. Nilam Sanjeep Xess, 13. Dipsan Tirkey, 14. Varun KumarMIDFIELDERS: 15. Sumit, 16. Simranjeet Singh, 17. Santa Singh, 18. Prakash Barla, 19. Harjeet Singh, 20. S. H. Nilakanta Sharma, 21. Imran Khan, 22. Manpreet, 23. Rajat Sharma, 24. Ajay Yadav
FORWARDS: 25. Parvinder Singh, 26. Arman Qureshi, 27. Ajit Kumar Pandey, 28. Mohd. Nizamuddin, 29. Pawan Kumar 30. Raushan Kumar, 31. Janma Majhi, 32. Sumit Toppo, 33. Sumit Kumar.