Four young guns to debut in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

KalingaTV News Desk: Ace goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead the Indian Hockey team in the upcoming 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, slated to begin in Ipoh, Malaysia on April 29, 2017. Four young players – defender Gurinder Singh, midfielders Sumit and Manpreet and goalkeeper Suraj Karkera will debut in the tournament, Hockey India said in a release on Tuesday.

Sreejesh will be assisted by Manpreet Singh and backed by a host of experienced players including Sardar Singh, SV Sunil and Rupinderpal Singh.

On the fresh faces introduced in the team, Chief Coach Roelant Oltmans said, “We will bring a team to Malaysia which is a mixture of experienced and young players some of whom have played in the senior squad earlier. It is a challenge for us to see where we stand with the new team combination compared to other teams like Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand.”

Squad: P.R. Sreejesh (C), Suraj Karkera, Pardeep Mor, Surender Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Sumit, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (vc), Harjeet Singh, Manpreet, SV Sunil, Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Affan Yousuf, Akashdeep Singh.

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