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Odisha’s Dipsan, Amit debut for India senior hockey team
Sportslogon Team July 28th 2017

Bhubaneswar : Hockey India on Friday announced a young 18-member Indian Men’s team for the Europe Tour of Belgium and Netherlands where six youngsters will be making their debuts. Odisha’s defender Dipsan Tirkey and Amit Rohidas will among the six players who will make their debut.
,br> The team will also see Junior World Cup heroes Varun Kumar, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilakanta Sharma, Gurjant Singh and Armaan Qureshi making their Indian men’s team debut. Talented defender and dragflicker Amit Rohidas who had an outstanding season with Kalinga Lancers, the winners of the 2017 Coal India Hockey India League, too finds himself in the squad for the Europe Tour.

The Europe Tour begins with the Indian Team taking on Belgium on August 9 in the first Match in Boom, Belgium. Then team will then move to Waalwijk, Netherlands to face the home team on August 13 and 14. They will play their fifth and final match of the Tour against Austria in Amstelveen, Netherlands on August 16, 2017.

The team will be Captained by Manpreet Singh while Chinglensana Singh has been announced as the Vice-Captain.

Hockey India has named a young team for the tour with some of the key players who participated in the World League Semi-Final 2017 (Men) being rested.

With their vision set on this years Asia Cup, Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 and next year’s Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, Hockey India is in the hunt for the right mix of players who can bring desired results at the 2020 Olympic Games, the team has been picked in order to give talented youngsters an opportunity to gain experience.

Squad: Goalkeepers; Akash Anil Chikte, Suraj Karkera, Defenders; Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Singh, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Midfielders; SK Uthappa, Harjeet Singh, Manpreet Singh (Captain), Chinglensana Singh (Vice-Captain), Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Forwards; Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh .
This news was added and updated on : July 28th 2017
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