Gurjinder to Lead India Juniors in Sultan Johor Cup

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS): Defender Gurjinder Singh will lead India juniors in the six-nation Sultan Johor Cup hockey at Johor Bahru, Malaysia Nov 5-12.

Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Pakistan are the other teams participating.

The tournament shall be played at Taman Daya Stadium, Johor Bahru on a round-robin format with the final and other position matches slated for Nov 12.

Selection Trials for the Indian team for this tournament were conducted at SAI Centre, Bangalore Oct 14-15 and witnessed by Hockey India selectors Balbir Singh, BP Govinda and Syed Ali.

The following are the 18 players and 7 standbys for the tournament:

Goal-keepers: Harmanpreet Singh, P. Naveen Kumar
Defenders: Gurjinder Singh (Capt), Amit Rohidas, M. Sampath Kumar
Mid-fielders: Pardeep Mor, Jarmanpreet Singh, Devindar Walmiki (Vice Capt), Bipin Kishore Kerketta, Gurinder Singh
Forwards: P.L. Thimmanna, Satbir Singh, Malak Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Ranjit Singh, M. Gunasekar, Ramandeep Singh, Talwinder Singh
Standbys: Keshav Dutt (goalkeeper), Harpreet Singh (defender), Sumit Topno (defender), Jatinder Singh (midfielder), Harjeet Singh (midfielder), Mandeep Singh (Forward), Imran Khan (Forward)

India schedule:
India v Korea: Nov 5
India v Australia: Nov 6
India v Pakistan: Nov 8
India v New Zealand: Nov 9
India v Malaysia: Nov 11
Final and Classification matches: Nov 12


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