Chinglesana Singh was out due to injury, Sumit had played the last match in June.
The first match of FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 will be played in Bhubaneswar
Dainik BhaskarJan 13, 2020, 07:41 PM IST Sports Desk. Chinglesana Singh and Sumit are back in the Indian hockey team for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020. Both were out of the team due to injury for almost a year. Hockey India has announced a 20-member team for this tournament. Sumit had a serious wrist injury and is making a comeback after June. Two matches of the Pro League 2020 will be played at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Mid fielder Manpreet Singh will be the captain while Dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh will be the vice captain.
The Indian team could not participate in the first season of the Hockey Pro League. This season, India will have their first match against Netherlands, ranked third in the rankings. The first two matches will be played in Bhubaneswar on 18 and 19 January. The fit of Chinglesana will prove beneficial for the team. In the National Championship 2019, he played a key role in helping the Railways win. He suffered a serious injury injury in the final of the same tournament.
Trying to balance the team: Young and experienced players have been included in the team announced on Monday so that a balance can be created. Veteran Goalkeeper Pr. Sreejesh, Krishna B.B. Apart from Pathak, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas, Surendra Kumar and Virender Lakra, Rupinder Pal Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad and Neelkant Sharma are also in the team. Striker Gurjant Singh, who impressed the selectors at the National Coaching Camp, is also included in the team. Forward line tasked SV. Sunil, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh will take over.
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