Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated two hockey stars from Odisha – Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas – for making it to the Indian Men’s Hockey team for the upcoming matches against World No.2 Australia in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020.
The Odisha defenders got berths in the 24-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team for the upcoming matches to be held on 21 and 22 February 2020 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
Congratulate hockey stars from #Odisha, Amit Rohidas and Birendra Lakra for making it to the 24-member Indian Men’s Hockey team for the #FIHProLeague matches against Australia, to be played at #KalingaStadium on 21 and 22 February. Best wishes to the team. #OdishaForHockey https://t.co/F3nWjbAQE5
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 18, 2020
Hockey India on Tuesday named 24-member Indian Men’s Hockey squad, which will be Captained by Manpreet Singh with Harmanpreet Singh serving as the Vice Captain.
After having faced World Champions Belgium earlier this month where the team produced a 2-1 win in the first match, and then lost 2-3 in the second match, the 24-member Indian Men’s Hockey squad consists of Goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Krishan Pathak, with outfielders Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh also part of the squad which is going to face FIH Hockey Pro League Defending Champions Australia.