Sreejesh had actually sustained a knee injury which sidelined him for practically eight months.2 Sreejesh sustained the
at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May in 2015.3 India will take on Belgium, Japan and hosts New Zealand at
Tauranga and Hamilton.India boosted their squad by including a fit-again PR Sreejesh in the group for the 4 Nations Invitational Competition in New Zealand beginning on January 17. Sreejesh had actually sustained a knee injury which sidelined him for almost 8 months.
VIEW VIDEO Sreejesh, currently a part of the nationwide camp in Bengaluru, sustained the injury at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May last year.Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh and forward S.V. Sunil are not part of the squad.Hockey India selectors took the decision of
giving exposure to youngsters ahead of a busy year in which India will play 4 big competitions– Commonwealth Games, FIH Champions Trophy, Asian Games and FIH World Cup.The 29-year-old Sreejesh called it a” new start” and exposed on
Twitter that picking up was a promise he made to himself.He’s back! After a long and agonising wait, @ 16Sreejesh speak about his sensations on getting back into the Men’s Group and much more. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/WlujsIO01e-Hockey India(@TheHockeyIndia) January 8, 2018 Sreejesh will be signed up with by young goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak, a member of the 2016 Junior World Cup
winning group and who was likewise part of the India’A’team at the Australian Hockey League in September 2017. Young goalkeepers Vikas Dahiya and Akash Chikte, who performed well at the Hockey World League(HWL)Final in Bhubaneswar in December, have not been called in the 20-member squad.India will take on Belgium, Japan and hosts New Zealand at Tauranga and Hamilton.The group will be led by 25-year-old midfielder Manpreet Singh.
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam will be vice captain.New inclusions are forward Dilpreet Singh and midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad.The promise I made to myself … …
#injury #surgery #rest #walk #rehab #run #gym #goalkeeping #performance #team #indianteam @TheHockeyIndia @FIH_Hockey pic.twitter.com/Fqxr35dw2R
– sreejesh p r (@ 16Sreejesh) January 8, 2018 Dilpreet and Vivek were rewarded for their promising performance at the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup in 2015 where the team won the bronze medal.While Vivek had actually led the team with terrific determination and played a crucial function in the midfield, Dilpreet was India’s goal-getter with nine objectives in six matches.India’s defence features Rupinder Friend Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar– all 3 will double-up as drag-flickers. They will be signed up with by Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar and Gurinder Singh in the defence.Getting ready for a new start… ðŸ˜ŽðŸ˜ŽðŸ˜ŽðŸ˜Ž @imsardarsingh8 pic.twitter.com/jfjtiNLIOd-sreejesh p r(@ 16Sreejesh) January 8, 2018 The midfield will see skipper Manpreet, Chinglensana Singh, Harjeet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma and Satbir Singh together with debut players Simranjeet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad.India’s attack will see Ramandeep Singh go back to the team with Armaan Qureshi, Dilpreet, Mandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay.”The squad continues to remain a great mix of young and skilled players. They will get to reveal their capabilities versus top quality groups. This is an important year for us with major tournaments in the pipeline. Among our focus areas is to carry out consistently, especially against higher ranked teams,”primary coach Sjoerd Marijne said.” We use this tour for our preparation for the Commonwealth Games and take a look at progressing to the next level after the previous two tournaments,” he added.MenâEUR ™ s Group skipper, @manpreetpawar07 shouts-out to India
‘s passionate fans to provide their support throughout an important 2018. #IndiaKaGame< a href=https://t.co/uL1jkLUrW6 mce_href=https://t.co/uL1jkLUrW6 > pic.twitter.com/uL1jkLUrW6-Hockey India(@TheHockeyIndia) January 8, 2018 Squad: Goalkeepers: P.R. Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Varun Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh, Birendra
Lakra Midfielders: Manpreet Singh( Captain ), Chinglensana
Singh Kangujam(Vice-Captain ), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Harjeet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Simranjeet Singh and
Satbir Singh Forwards: Dilpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Armaan Qureshi.(Courtesy: IANS)