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Hockey India announces Indian Men Junior Hockey Team for Australia Tour

New Delhi, 22 November 2014: Hockey India today announced the Indian Men Junior Hockey Team for training and Test matches scheduled to be held from 02 to 13 December 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia in preparation for the 8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup in 2015.

Hockey India selectors Mr. Harbinder Singh, Dr. R. P. Singh, Mr. Arjun Halappa, Mr. Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Coach Mr. Harendra Singh and Coach Mr. B J Kariappa selected 18 players after the selection trials conducted at MDC National Stadium, New Delhi on 17 November 2014.

The 18-member squad will be led by midfielder Harjeet Singh, and forward Imran Khan will be his deputy for the 5-match Test series. The team also include the stars of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup 2014 – defender Harmanpreet Singh and forward Simranjeet Singh. The champions of the Sultan of Johor Cup are looking forward to continue their winning spree and repeat the success of the Senior Men Team, who defeated Australia on their home turf.

Speaking on the team structure, Coach Harendra Singh said, “The team is all set to take on Australia on their home turf. We have selected the best players for the tour and also giving the opportunity to new boys to gain international exposure. The team has the right combination of experienced players and new talent. In the recent camp in New Delhi, we have worked on every player’s skills and strengths. This Australia tour is an ideal preparation for the Junior Men Asia Cup, which will be held in 2015. We are upbeat about our recent performance in the Sultan of Johor Cup and confident of doing well in Australia.”

List of Players 
Goalkeepers: 
1. Abhinav Kumar Pandey
2. Jugraj Singh
Defenders: 
3. Varun Kumar
4. Harmanpreet Singh
5. Dipsan Turkey
6. Gurinder Singh
7. Jarmanpreet Singh
8. Anand Lakra
Midfielders: 
9. Harjeet Singh – Captain
10. Imran Khan – Vice Captain
11. Santa Singh
12. Manpreet Singh
13. Sumit
Forwards: 
14. Parvinder Singh
15. Simranjeet Singh
16. Sumit Toppo
17. Mandeep Singh
18. Arman Qureshi

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