Hockey India announces 27 core probables for Paris Olympics 2024

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Hockey India has unveiled its 27-member core probable group for the Senior Men’s National Coaching Camp. The camp, set to run from June 21 to July 8 at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru, assumes critical importance as the Indian team hones its skills ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Hockey India’s probables for the Olympics

The Indian Men’s Team finds itself in a challenging Pool B alongside formidable opponents such as Belgium, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland. Their Olympic campaign kicks off against New Zealand on July 27.

The core group includes experienced players across positions:

Goalkeepers: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera

Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Sanjay, Amir Ali

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Vishnukant Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Mohammed Raheel Mouseen

Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Boby Singh Dhami, Araijeet Singh Hundal

Indian Men’s Hockey Team Chief Coach, Craig Fulton, emphasizes the importance of this camp. He said, “We are looking to start an important block of training in this camp, and we need to make sure that we are in the best form ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The players have learned a lot from their matches in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24. It has helped us in realising where we need to improve. We have a lot of time to work on those areas. We have a strong mix of players who are capable of winning anything.”

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