Two Odisha Debutantes In National Men’s Hockey Team

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Bhubaneswar: Two promising hockey players from Odisha, Nilam Sanjeep Xess and Ashis Topno, are making a debut in the 18-member national men’s hockey team for the Olympic Test Event in Japan, beginning August 17.

While Nilam is a promising defender, Ashish is a deft midfielder.

Hockey India has inducted these two young players in the absence of some senior players.

Chief coach of the Indian team Graham Reid said the Tokyo event will be an ideal place to witness performance of some players, who have not got a chance on the international stage.

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