Bhubaneswar: Three players from Odisha - Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas and Shilanand Lakra were included in the 18-member Indian Men’s Hockey team for the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 in Malaysia.
Congratulating the players, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that their participation will surely fortify the team.
Congratulate players from Odisha, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas & Shilanand Lakra for making it to the 18 member @TheHockeyIndia squad for 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 from 23rd March 2019 in Malaysia. Their participation will surely fortify the team. Best wishes to the team. https://t.co/wBYitcvsNG— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 7, 2019
Their participation will surely fortify the team
The Indian squad will be led by Manpreet Singh for the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to begin at Ipoh on March 23.
The annual tournament will feature Malaysia, Canada, Korea, South Africa, India and 18th Asian Games Champions Japan in the fray.
Team India will leave for Ipoh, Malaysia from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru on March 18.
1. Krishan B Pathak
2. P R Sreejesh
3. Gurinder Singh
4. Surender Kumar (Vice Captain)
5. Varun Kumar
6. Birendra Lakra
7. Amit Rohidas
8. Kothajit Singh Khadangbam
9. Hardik Singh
10. Nilakanta Sharma
12. Vivek Sagar Prasad
13. Manpreet Singh (Captain)
14. Mandeep Singh
15. Simranjeet Singh
16. Gurjant Singh
17. Shilanand Lakra
18. Sumit Kumar