Five players from Odisha are among the 32 men core probable for FIH Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 . They are Birendra Lakra, Ashish Kumar Topno, Amit Rohidas, Shilanand Lakra and Neelam Sanjeep Xess.
Team India's ace defender Birendra Lakra has also been retained by @TheHockeyIndia in the core probables for this tournament. Five players from Odisha got chance to prove their mettle on the home turf and book a place in the final squad . pic.twitter.com/FGnOiQFiC0
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) May 19, 2019
Hockey India named a list of 32 players for the Senior Men’s National Camp to begin at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar on 20 May to prepare for the upcoming FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 starting on 6th June 2019.
The Indian Men's Hockey Team comes home to a rousing welcome from their Australian Tour 2019 on 19th May. The team will kickstart preparations for the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 shortly.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/8Q3Y2ZjfDj
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) May 19, 2019
Hockey India has retained all the 18 players of the Indian Team that took part at the recently concluded Australian Tour where the team won two matches against WA Thundersticks and Australia ‘A’ respectively, drew another match against Australia ‘A’ and lost the last two matches against the World No. 2 Australian Team.
The list for the National camp includes Goalkeepers PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera and Krishan Bahadur Pathak have been called up, while Defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurinder Singh, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jarmanpreet Singh, have all been called up. Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Ashis Kumar Topno, Sayyad Niyaz Rahim, Rajkumar Pal are the Midfielders who will take part in the National Camp. Forwards Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Gursahibjit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Armaan Qureshi, Sumit Kumar, Simranjeet Singh, SV Sunil and Gurjant Singh have also been called up by Chief Coach Graham Reid.
Apart from the 32 Core Probables, four players namely Dipsan Tirkey, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Ramandeep Singh are undergoing their rehabilitation process at SAI, Bengaluru.