Indian Men’s Hockey team has been announced for Asia Cup 2017 that will be hosted by Dhaka from 11th – 22nd October, 2017. Manpreet Singh will be the captain and S.V Sunil will be the Vice-Captain of the 18-member Indian Men’s Hockey team that is a mix of youth and experience. Dhaka is hosting the tournament for the second time, after 1985 when Indian finished Runners up in the second consecutive edition. Indian team has won the tournament twice, and finished Runners up on 5 occasions including the last Asia Cup of 2013. The winner of Asia Cup will get automatic qualification for 2018 World Cup to be held in India. Check the squad and schedule.
India features in Pool A alongside Japan, hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan. They will start their tournament against Japan on October 11, 2017 before facing. The team will play their third and final league match of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 against Pakistan on October 15, 2017.
Goalkeepers: Akash Anil Chikte, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar
Midfielders: Sardar Singh, SK Uthappa, Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Sumit
Forwards: SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh, Satbir Singh
Indian Schedule in Pool A:
11 Oct vs Japan at 14:30 hours IST
13 Oct vs Bangladesh 17:00 hours IST
15 Oct vs Pakistan 17:00 hours IST
Malaysia, South Korea, China and Oman are in Pool B.