Odia Lad Amit Rohidas In 18-Member Hockey Squad For Commonwealth Games
New Delhi: Odia lad Amit Rohidas has been named in the 18-member men’s hockey squad to represent India in the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games.
While Sardar Singh doesn’t feature in the list, the team will be lead by Manpreet Singh while Chinglensana Singh Kangujam is the Vice-Captain.
Drag-flick expert Rupinder Pal Singh will form India’s wall of defense along with Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh, Gurinder Singh and Amit Rohidas, while the goalpost will be guarded by PR Sreejesh and Suraj Karkera.
India’s midfield will see skipper Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana along with Sumit and Vivek Sagar Prasad. SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh and Dilpreet Singh will be play as forwards.
“This team has been picked keeping in mind the team’s performance in the previous tournaments since the Asia Cup 2017. We have tried out different combinations in the past events and we believe this will be the most effective combination for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,” said Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne.
The Indian team is grouped in Pool B along with Pakistan, Malaysia, Wales, England and will begin their campaign on April 7 against Pakistan.