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Hockey India names 24-member men's team for 5 Nations tournament Valencia

The Indian Men's Hockey Team will be Captained by Harmanpreet Singh, while Sumit and Amit Rohidas have been named as Vice-Captains

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 30 Nov 2023 8:12 AM GMT

Hockey India on Thursday announced the 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team for the upcoming 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023, scheduled to be held from 15th to 22nd December in Valencia, Spain.

India will play against hosts Spain, Germany, France and Belgium in the 5 Nations tournament, which will serve as the preparatory event ahead of the 2023-24 FIH Hockey Pro League games.

The 24-member squad features a mix of experienced and young faces, who will be led by ace drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh. Sumit and Amit Rohidas have been named as Harman’s deputies for this tour.

The goalkeeping department will see the return of Suraj Karkera to the squad, along with regular features PR Sreejesh and Krishan B Pathak. In defence, Captain Harmanpreet Singh will lead the charge alongside Jarmanpreet Singh, Jugraj Singh, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Sumit, Sanjay and Nilam Sanjeep Xess.

The midfield features Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Shamsher Singh, and young faces like Yashdeep Siwach and Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem.

Meanwhile, the forward line comprises Mandeep Singh, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Karthi Selvam, Dilpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh.

Speaking on the team selection, Indian Men's Hockey Team Chief Coach Craig Fulton said, "We are going with a well-balanced side with a good mix of youth and experience. The tournament provides us with a great platform to try out different things and adjust ourselves accordingly. It also provides the younger players with a great opportunity to showcase their talent and experience the pressure of facing the top teams in the world.

"The next seven months are very important for us, we have a lot of games to play before the Paris 2024 Olympics, and it's very important we follow a process and go step-by-step," he added.

Indian Men's Hockey Team for 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023


1. Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran

2. Krishan Bahadur Pathak

3. Suraj Karkera


4. Jarmanpreet Singh

5. Jugraj Singh

6. Amit Rohidas (VC)

7. Harmanpreet Singh (C)

8. Varun Kumar

9. Sumit (VC)

10. Sanjay

11. Nilam Sanjeep Xess


12. Yashdeep Siwach

13. Vivek Sagar Prasad

14. Nilakanta Sharma

15. Rajkumar Pa

16. Shamsher Singh

17. Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem


18. Mandeep Singh

19. Abhishek

20. Sukhjeet Singh

21. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

22. Karthi Selvam

23. Dilpreet Singh

24. Akashdeep Singh

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