Hockey India Squad - Mens & Womens
|Indian men’s hockey team||Indian women’s hockey team|
|PR Sreejesh||Savita Punia|
|Krishan Pathak||Bichu Devi Kharibam|
|Varun Kumar||Deepika, Lalremsiami|
|Jarmanpreet Singh||Navneet Kaur|
|Hardik Singh||Ishika Chaudhary|
|Manpreet Singh||Deep Grace Ekka|
|Vivek Sagar Prasad||Vandana Katariya|
|Shamsher Singh||Sangita Kumari|
|Abhishek||Vaishnavi Vittal Phalke|
|Gurjant Singh||Nikki Pradhan|
|Mandeep Singh||Sushila Chanu|
|Sukhjeet Singh||Salima Tete|
|Lalit Kumar Upadhyay||-|
The India Hockey Squad Asian Games 2023, led by Harmanpreet Singh, has an excellent chance of bringing a medal for India from the Asian Games 2023, which is scheduled to be played from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China. Back in 1966, 1998 and 2014, India won the gold medal.
However, when the tournament took place in Jakarta last time around five years ago, they had to settle for a silver medal. Apart from that, they have also won three bronze and eight other silver medals. Hence, it is safe to say that the India Hockey Squad Asian Games 2023 is very rich in nature.
India are placed in Pool A for Asian Games 2023 along with Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Singapore, Bangladesh and Japan. Their opening match is against Uzbekistan after which they will lock horns with arch rivals Pakistan on September 30.
Hamanpreet is expected to be a key for India, having notched 155 goals from 191 matches. The skipper also happens to be third in the list of highest goal-scorers for India. PR Sreejesh is their most experienced campaigner, having made 301 appearances for India. The focus will also be on forward Mandeep Singh, who has netted 102 goals from 218 contests.
The Indian women’s team will be captained by Savita Punia and has a good chance of winning a medal. Back in 2021, the Indian women’s team made history by making its way through to the semi-final in the Olympics for the first time. After the win, the team built a reputation of being a force to be reckoned with.
India, however, will be missing the services of their top-scorer Rani Rampal, who has smashed 120 goals for the country. The 28-year-old failed to make the cut even for the probables. Vandana Katari, India’s highest-capped player with 276 appearances, is also expected to play a critical role.