Odisha 2 hockey playergot chance in Indian Men’s Hockey Team for World Cup

Pride moment for Odisha hockey. Two players from Odisha have been selected in the Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will represent the host nation at the Odisha Hockey World Cup scheduled to begin on 28th November at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The players are defenders Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas. The team will be led by Manpreet Singh while the vice-captain is Chinglensana Singh Kangujam. The Indian team, scheduled to begin their campaign against South Africa on an opening day, features PR Sreejesh and Krishan Bahadur Pathak as goalkeepers.

Odisha’s Birendra Lakra is the defender, who makes a comeback into the team after missing out the Hero Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat last month due to rehabilitation.

The midfield will see the dynamic Manpreet Singh, who played a pivotal role in India’s campaign as defending Champions at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy.

Chinglensana Singh Kangujam will add to the experience in the center along with young guns Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma also of the Junior World Cup team and Hardik Singh, who made his International debut last month.

The forward line will see the experienced Akashdeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, and Junior World Cup winners Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh.

Odisha 2 hockey playergot chance in Indian Men’s Hockey Team for World Cup

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