Sports Desk , Edited By: Shubham Upadhyay , Updated on: 03 Jan 2023, 10:39:28 AM
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Hockey World Cup 2023: The World Cup of the International Hockey Federation will be played from 13 January. This World Cup is starting from Odisha. For this, 18 member Indian team has already been announced. The command of the team is in the hands of defender Harmanpreet Singh. Rohidash will remain the vice-captain of the team. Let us tell you that Harmanpreet Singh was also the captain in the series against Australia. However, the team had to face defeat in this. Under the captaincy of Manpreet Singh, the team had won a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, but this time he is playing in the team as a senior player.
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Selectors have selected the best team
The selectors of Hockey India have said that we have selected the team considering the current form and expect that the team will do well in this World Cup. Gurjant Singh and Dilpreet Singh, who performed tremendously for the team in the Tokyo Olympics, are not in the main team this time. But they can be removed if needed.
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India’s strong defense
Talking about the team now, Harmanpreet is handling the defence. Surendra Kumar, Varun Kumar will be with him. On the other hand, talking about the mid field, big players like Neela Kanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh and Akashdeep Singh will be present.
First match in Odisha
The Indian team will play its first match against Spain on January 13 at the Hockey Stadium in Odisha. Talking about the second match, that too has to be with England on this ground. We hope that the Indian hockey team will definitely become the world champion by performing brilliantly in this World Cup.
First Published : 03 Jan 2023, 10:38:42 AM
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