Amit Rohidas was retained as captain, whereas defender Neelam Sanjeep Xess made a comeback in India’s 22-member squad for the upcoming FIH Pro League double-header towards England this weekend.
Neelam was a part of India’s staff within the Asian Champions Trophy in December final yr at Dhaka the place they completed third with a 4-Three win over Pakistan.
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The 23-year-old is available in on the expense of Varun Kumar in the one change to the squad introduced by Hockey India on Wednesday.
The Rohidas-led facet lately misplaced 2-2 (1-Three SO) and received 4-Three towards Argentina.
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“It has been fairly thrilling to see how a few of the youthful gamers are grabbing the chance to play within the Pro League and have been displaying nice potential,” Chief coach Graham Reid stated in a launch issued by Hockey India.
“It is sweet for us to have these choices, now we have been utilizing this platform to check out completely different mixtures. England has a gifted squad and little question the matches this weekend can be fairly thrilling.”
India (16 factors) are positioned second behind Germany (17) after eight matches on this season of Pro League.
The Indian staff has crushed South Africa at residence (10-2, 10-2) whereas they received a recreation and misplaced a recreation towards France (5-0, 2-5) which was additionally held in South Africa.
At residence, they received a recreation and misplaced one to Spain (5-4, 3-5) and Argentina.
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