Hockey India on Saturday named a 33-member core probable group for the national coaching camp starting on October 3, to prepare for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-2023 season opener in Bhubaneswar. The Indian team will take on New Zealand and Spain in double header matches to be played at the Kalinga Stadium.
The core group for the national camp includes goalkeepers PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak and Pawan. Defenders Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Yashdeep Siwach, Dipsan Tirkey, Sanjay, Manjeet and Sumit have been included in the list along with midfielders Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal and Pawan Rajbhar.
Forwards Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Maninder Singh, Mohd. Raheel Mouseen, S.Karthi, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh and Sukhjeet Singh have been named in the core group.
Talking about the camp, chief coach Graham Reid said, “the Pro League will give us insights into the areas that require work ahead of the World Cup. The matches against Spain and New Zealand are important outings for us and the players are upbeat and excited about the upcoming months of hockey. We have…