5 young guns to look out for from the Dabang Mumbai squad
The 2016 Dabang Delhi HockeyClub squad has the perfect blend of youth and experience as the refurbished team starts their quest for the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) 2016. The youngsters signed by the Mumbai-based franchise especially are an extremely talented bunch, who have already started making waves on the international circuit.With an average age of just 23.7 years, the Alphas have a youthful exuberance about them and their spirit and valour will play a big part in pushing the Mumbai side towards their maiden HIL crown.Here are the five young guns to look out for from the Alphas in the biggest hockey league in the world:
#1 Florian Fuchs
One of the world’s most admired and lethal strikers – Germany’s Florian Fuchs – will not only strengthen Dabang Mumbai’s core team but will also be an added inspiration for all his team members. The success that the German has achieved at the tender age of just 24 is just mind-boggling.
He burst into the spotlight from a very young age and was named the FIH Young Player of the Year in 2012. That year will always remain one of Fuchs' most cherished seasons as he got an unforgettable opportunity to be a part of Germany’s Olympic gold-winning squad at the age of just 20.
Fuchs' illustrious career also has the coveted Champions Trophy gold that the Germans won in India in 2014.
Quite naturally, this holder of 119 international caps and scorer of 69 international goals is the most expensive forward at this season's HIL and the Alphas will bank on his rich experience to fulfill their title aspirations.