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Odia Boys Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas In Team India For Hockey Champions’ Trophy

New Delhi: Hockey India, on Thursday, announced the 18-member Indian Men’s Team who will take part in the final edition of the prestigious Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018, The Netherlands starting 23 June 2018. Two players from Odisha – Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas feature in the squad.

The team will be led by ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh under whose Captaincy the Indian team created history in the previous edition by clinching the Silver Medal after a tense final encounter with World No.1 Australia.

While Chinglensana Singh Kangujam has been appointed the Vice Captain, Punjab’s Jarmanpreet Singh will make his International debut.

India will take on arch rivals Pakistan in the first match on June 23.

Here is the full team list-

Goalkeepers

Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran (C)

Krishan Bahadur Pathak

Defenders

Harmanpreet Singh

Varun Kumar

Surender Kumar

Jarmanpreet Singh

Birendra Lakra

Amit Rohidas

Midfielders 

Manpreet Singh

Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (VC)

Sardar Singh

Vivek Sagar Prasad

Forwards

Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya

Ramandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh

Sumit Kumar (Jr.)

Akashdeep Singh

Dilpreet Singh

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