18 Man Indian Hockey squad for the upcoming Asian games 2018 are named by the Hockey India and Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was retained captain fo the india mens hockey squad for the 18th Edition of asian games. India who will be defending the title in the Men’s Field Hockey events at Asian games Indonesia as they clinched the 2014 Hockey trophy by defeating Pakistan in the Incheon Korea.
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam has been named as vice captain of the tournament who is currently provide midfielder role. If look at the 18 Member squad of India Hockey team for asian games then Team is looking very experience one as team have Sardar Singh, Manpreeet Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad in Midfied while in Forward line Akashdeep singh made a comeback in the squad along with experience SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Dilpreet Singh in the line up.
Chief Coach Harendra Singh said, “We have a great mix of players who have shown their abilities in the recent tournaments. Though it is unfortunate we will be missing out on Ramandeep Singh’s experience as he is ruled out of the Asian Games due to a recent knee surgery he underwent.
“But it is good to have Akashdeep Singh back in the mix. Both Rupinder and Akashdeep have remained in camp when the team was away in Breda and have had good match practice against Bangladesh over the past week and are raring to go.”
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (captain), Krishan B Pathak;
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit Rohidas;
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vice-captain); Simranjeet Singh, Sardar Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad;
Forwards: SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Dilpreet Singh.