Hockey India [ Images ] on Friday announced an 18-member squad for the 11th South Asian Games, to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 29 to February 9.
The squad has seven forwards, six mid-fielders, three defenders and two goalkeepers.
Clarence Lobo has been named as the chief coach while Gurdeep Singh will be the coach. Trainer Naushad Ahmad will also accompany the team and Colonel Balbir Singh has been named manager.
The squad will leave for Dhaka on January 27th.
Goalkeepers: Mrinal Choubey, Harjit Singh
Defenders: V Raghunath, Innocent Kullu, Amit Prabhakar
Midfielders: Ajitesh Roy, Roshan Minz, Birendar Lakra Jr, Varinderjit Singh, Belsejar Horo, Vikas Pillay.
Forwards: Pramod Kumar, Mohd. Amir Khan [ Images ], Bikas Toppo Dharamvir Singh, Yuvraj Walmiki, Prabhdeep Singh, Humza Mujtaba.
30 January - India vs Nepal
31 January - India vs Sri Lanka [ Images ]
3 February - India vs Pakistan
5 February- India vs Bangladesh.