India: Hockey India names 39-member core probable group ahead of South Africa Tour

~The team will begin this year’s campaign with a 4 Nation tournament in Cape Town, South Africa~ 


New Delhi, 02 January 2024: Hockey India on Tuesday named a 39-member core group for the Men’s National Coaching Camp that begins on 3rd January 2024 at Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru. The short 11-day camp will be held ahead of the team’s departure for Cape Town, South Africa where they will take part in a 4 Nation Tournament to be played against France, the Netherlands and hosts South Africa. 


The Test event in South Africa, as part of the team’s preparations for the Paris Olympic Games, will provide a good exposure ahead of India’s FIH Hockey Pro League campaign opener in Odisha this February where they will take on Australia, the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland in double-header games.  


The core group for the National Coaching Camp includes goalkeepers Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Pawan Malik, and Prashant Kumar Chauhan. Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Sanjay, Yashdeep Siwach, Dipsan Tirkey, and Manjeet has been named as defenders.  


The midfielders called up to the camp include Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mohd. Raheel Mouseen and Maninder Singh. The list of forwards includes S. Karthi, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Shilanand Lakra, and Pawan Rajbhar.    


Talking about the upcoming camp, Indian Men’s Hockey Team Chief Coach Craig Fulton said, “I believe the players are returning fresh from a good break with their families for the holiday season. We begin the hockey season for the year with the South Africa Tour and from here on it will only get busier with regular games leading up to the Paris Olympics. Our core group is quite solid with experienced players and some of them named in this group will also be playing the FIH Hockey5s World Cup in Muscat, Oman.”


“As always, this camp too will be focused on getting better as a team and we are eager to get on with the season,” Fulton added.  


List of players in India’s 39-member core-probable group:    




1. Krishan Bahadur Pathak 


2. Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran 


 3. Suraj Karkera 


 4. Pawan 


 5. Prashant Kumar Chauhan    




 6. Jarmanpreet Singh 


 7. Surender Kumar 


 8. Harmanpreet Singh 


 9. Varun Kumar 


 10. Amit Rohidas 


 11. Gurinder Singh 


 12. Jugraj Singh 


 13. Mandeep Mor 


 14. Nilam Sanjeep Xess 


 15. Sanjay 


 16. Yashdeep Siwach 


 17. Dipsan Tirkey 


 18. Manjeet   




 19. Manpreet Singh 


 20. Hardik Singh 


 21. Vivek Sagar Prasad 


 22. Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh 


 23. Shamsher Singh 


 24. Nilakanta Sharma 


 25. Rajkumar Pal 


 26. Sumit 


 27. Akashdeep Singh 


 28. Gurjant Singh 


 29. Mohd. Raheel Mouseen 


 30. Maninder Singh   




 31. S. Karthi 


 32. Mandeep Singh 


 33. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay 


 34. Abhishek 


 35. Dilpreet Singh 


 36. Sukhjeet Singh 


 37. Simranjeet Singh 


 38. Shilanand Lakra 


 39. Pawan Rajbhar 

By Hockey India

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