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Hard hitter, tall ahead and a poacher: the make-up of junior India hockey group

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Hard hitter, tall forward and a poacher: the make-up of junior India hockey team

Key gamers from India’s 18-member squad for the Junior World Cup:
Hardest hitter, a drag-flicker
India have three or 4 choices from penalty corners however Sanjay, the group’s vice-captain, is among the many finest drag-flickers on this group. He is taken into account one of many hardest hitters of the ball within the nation, together with the senior gamers. His flicks are power-packed and he’s routinely capable of finding the corners, making it tough to cease. Shardanand Tiwari is one other good possibility for India on set-pieces.
The maestro in midfield
India are spoilt for choices in midfield however 19-year-old Vishnu Kant Singh would be the one to be careful for. He is thought for his distinctive stick abilities, has quick arms and has impressed the coaches together with his decision-making abilities on the ball. The midfielder from Uttar Pradesh has been with the group for the final three years and can even play as a centre-half.

All the most effective and my honest needs to the jr Indian Men’s Hockey Team for the @FIH_Hockey Junior World Cup which begins from tomorrow. Hope you all make our nation proud.🇮🇳#IndiaKaGame #RisingStars #JWC2021
— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) November 23, 2021
Prasad, the artistic outlet
Vivek Sagar Prasad made his senior group debut at an age when most others battle for a spot within the junior squad. In 2018, aged 17, he grew to become the second-youngest participant to symbolize India. Now, he’ll captain the junior group. The artful centre-half is the group’s artistic outlet. He is consistently on the transfer, creating area and making himself accessible to obtain passes. He’ll be the important thing man for India on this event.
Hundal, the tall ahead
At roughly 6-foot-3-inches, Araijeet Singh Hundal is the tallest participant within the ahead line, and one of many tallest strikers to play for India. He has a strong shot each on his forehand and backhand, and his top offers him an enormous benefit by way of attain. India hasn’t had a tall ahead and Hundal can doubtlessly be that participant for the group.
The poacher
Partnering Hundal, the towering ahead, is among the tiniest gamers on the sector, Sudeep Chirmako. The striker from Sundergarh proved his price throughout the Youth Olympics, displaying excellent goal-scoring abilities and an excellent hockey mind, with the knack of entering into the best positions on the proper time.

India’s schedule (Pool B):
November 24: vs France, 8pm
November 25: vs Canada, 7.30pm
November 27: vs Poland, 7.30pm
Knockout rounds:
Quarterfinals: December 1;
Semifinals: December 3;
Finals: December 5
Group stage matches stay on:
Knockout matches stay on Star Sports Network