Harmanpreet Singh to Lead India in Paris Olympics Hockey

Harmanpreet Singh to Lead India in Paris Olympics Hockey

India unveiled their 16-person Olympic team for Paris, including five first-timers. The team’s vice-captain is Hardik Singh, while Harmanpreet Singh will serve as captain. Harmanpreet is going to his third Olympics.

The team, which includes captains Manpreet Singh and PR Sreejesh from Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, strikes a balance between youth and experience. Krishan Bahadur Pathak joins Sreejesh, the lone custodian, on the alternate list. Jarmanpreet Singh, Sanjay, Raj Kumar Pal, Abhishek, and Sukhjeet Singh are among the debutants.

Chief Coach Craig Fulton gave his thoughts on the tough selection procedure and conveyed his faith in the players’ abilities and commitment. He emphasised the team’s dynamic and adaptable mix of youthful skill and experience. Fulton has concentrated on assembling a cohesive group that can adjust to different playing styles and circumstances.

The team wants to play with passion, talent, and resolve as they travel to Paris. They want to reach the top of the podium and compete against the greatest teams in the world. India is paired with Belgium, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, and Ireland in Pool B. They need to place in the top four in their pool to move on to the quarterfinals.