~The Indian Males’s Hockey Workforce will face Uzbekistan of their opening match on twenty fourth September~
Bengaluru, nineteenth September 2023: The Indian Males’s Hockey Workforce on Tuesday left from Bengaluru airport for Hangzhou to participate within the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022. The Indian Workforce will kick off their marketing campaign within the marquee occasion on twenty fourth September in opposition to Uzbekistan.
India are positioned in Pool A, alongside Pakistan, Japan, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Uzbekistan. Pool B consists of Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, Thailand, and Indonesia.
The highest two groups from every Pool will qualify for the Semi-Finals. Harmanpreet Singh, the charismatic defender, has been tasked with main the squad as soon as extra, with Hardik serving as his deputy.
“The workforce has been rigorously making ready for the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022, and we carried out properly on the not too long ago concluded Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023, so the aim is to take care of that degree of efficiency. We’ve got some powerful opponents in our Pool, however we’re assured in our preparation and hope to complete on the rostrum,” stated Captain Harmanpreet Singh earlier than leaving for Hangzhou.
The workforce contains goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Krishan Pathak. Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, and Sanjay are the defenders chosen for the Asian Video games. The midfield might be anchored by Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, and Shamsher Singh, whereas the assault might be led by Abhishek, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay.
Earlier than leaving for the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou 2022, Vice Captain Hardik Singh expressed optimism, saying, “We’ve got had some powerful observe periods within the lead-up to the Event and everybody in camp is targeted, working in direction of the identical aim.”
“We’re in the very best psychological and bodily form to journey to Hangzhou, and we’re wanting ahead to the powerful competitors in our group. “The aim is to proceed performing in addition to we’ve got in current months and return from China with a medal,” he concluded.
India will face Uzbekistan on twenty fourth September earlier than taking over Singapore, Japan and Pakistan on twenty sixth, twenty eighth and thirtieth September respectively. They are going to play their final group stage match in opposition to Bangladesh on 2nd October.
Schedule of the Indian Males’s Hockey Workforce:
On twenty fourth September 2023, India Vs Uzbekistan at 0845 hrs IST.
On twenty sixth September 2023, India Vs Singapore at 0630 hrs IST.
On twenty eighth September 2023, India Vs Japan at 1815 hrs IST.
On thirtieth September 2023, India Vs Pakistan at 1815 hrs IST.
On 2nd October 2023, India Vs Bangladesh at 1315 hrs IST.
The matches might be aired dwell on Sony Sports activities Community.