India junior Hockey team announced for Volvo International

Saturday 18th July 2015 08:14 EDT

India's men's junior Hockey team has been announced for the six nation Volvo International Tournament 2015, to be held in the Netherlands from July 18 to 25.

Captained by midfielder Harjeet Singh, the 18 member team was selected from a preparatory camp held last month. Most of the players chosen, have experience playing international tournaments and were part of the team that won the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup, beating Great Britain 2-1 in the final. The Netherlands, Germany, England, Belgium and New Zealand will contend for the title.

Coached by Harendra Singh, India will play their first match against Germany, on July 18. “This is a very energetic and talented team as most players have the capability and experience of playing under tremendous pressure. The preparatory camp was very fruitful which helped enhance their skills as well as playing along with each other on the field. Most of the players in the squad have international experience and were part the champion team of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2014 and which I think will help in the upcoming tournament. Their exposure and learning will surely help the younger players and strengthen the team-combination,” he said.

The Under-21 tournament will provide a testing platform to the teams, who are also prepping themselves for the upcoming Junior Asian Cup later this year. 

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