Indian hockey team announced for Paris Olympics, Harmanpreet to take charge;  Sreejesh is the only wicketkeeper

Indian hockey team announced for Paris Olympics, Harmanpreet to take charge; Sreejesh is the only wicketkeeper

India’s hockey team for Paris Olympics: Hockey India on Wednesday announced the Indian men’s hockey team for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The 16-member squad will be captained by veteran drag-flicker and defender Harmanpreet Singh. Harmanpreet will participate in Olympics for the third time. He debuted as the youngest member of the Indian team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and later contributed to the bronze medal win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Let us tell you that Paris Olympics are going to be organized from July 26 to August 11.

Midfielder Hardik Singh will be the vice-captain. The team has five players who will be playing in the Olympics for the first time. The names of Jarmanpreet Singh, Sanjay, Raj Kumar Pal, Abhishek and Sukhjit Singh are included in this list. PR Sreejesh is the only goalkeeper. Veteran Sreejesh and midfielder Manpreet Singh will participate in the Olympics for the fourth time. Whereas, goalkeeper Krishna Bahadur Pathak, midfielder Neelkant Sharma and defender Jugraj Singh have been retained as alternate athletes.

Commenting on the selection of the Indian team, head coach Craig Fulton said, “The selection process for the team for the Paris Olympics was incredibly competitive due to the depth of talent among our players. However, I am confident that every player selected will perform to the best of their ability. In Paris he continued, ” This team is a perfect blend of experienced players and promising young talent, giving us the diversity and energy we need to face the challenges ahead, I believe we have achieved.”

Indian men’s hockey team for Paris 2024 Olympics

Goalkeeper: PR Sreejesh

Defenders: Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Harmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Sanjay

Midfielders: Rajkumar Pal, Shamsher Singh, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad

Forwards: Abhishek, Sukhjit Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh

Alternates: Neelkant Sharma, Jugraj Singh, Krishna Bahadur Pathak

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