Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Indian Hockey Team for London Olympics


Hockey India today named the 16-member squad for London Olympics. Goalkeeper Bharat Chetri will lead the team with Sardar Singh  as vice captain.

Only two changes were made from the squad that finished third in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Malaysia with striker Yuvraj Walmiki and Rupinderpal Singh being left out, and preferring

veteran Ignace Tirkey and Gurwinder Singh Chandi in their place.

Walmiki and Rupinderpal's axing was on expected lines as the duo had been struggling of late. Walmiki has also not fully recovered from the injury he sustained during the Olympic qualifying event in February though he played in Malaysia

The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey India (HI) after trials at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune conducted June 6-7


Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (Captain), P. Sreejesh

Defenders: V. R. Raghunath  , Ignace Tirkey  , Sandeep Singh

Midfielders: Sardar Singh (vice-capt), Gurbaj Singh  , Birendra Lakra  , Manpreet Singh

Forwards: S.V Sunil , Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Shivendra Singh  , Danish Mujtaba , Tushar Khandekar  , Dharamvir Singh  , S. K. Uthappa

Standbys: Sarvanjit Singh  , Kothajit Singh

Chief coach: Michael Nobbs (AUS)


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