India’s men hockey players
The Indian Men's Hockey team is ranked fourth in the world by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) as of March 2020, their highest-ever ranking since the inception of the FIH World Rankings. The team achieved the ranking in January 2020 after FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 matches against The Netherlands. Graham Reid is the current Chief Coach of the team, who succeeded Harendra Singh in April 2019.
The team is captained by midfielder Manpreet Singh.
Below are the 32 Core probable, which were announced on 1 March 2020:
1. Krishan B Pathak
2. PR Sreejesh
3. Suraj Karkera
Surender Kumar Rupinder Pal Singh
Gurinder Singh Jarmanpreet Singh
Dipsan Tirkey Kothajit Singh Khadangbam
Birendra Lakra Amit Rohidas
Varun Kumar Harmanpreet Singh
Nilam Sanjeep Xess
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam Manpreet Singh
Nilakanta Sharma Sumit
Jaskaran Singh Rajkumar Pal
Hardik Singh Vivek Sagar Prasad
Akashdeep Singh SV Sunil
Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Mandeep Singh
Ramandeep Singh Simranjeet Singh
Shamsher Singh Gurjant Singh
Dilpreet Singh Gursahibjit Singh
Coaches & Support Staff:
Graham Reid - Chief Coach Chris Ciriello - Analytical Coach
Shivendra Singh - Coach Piyush Kumar Dubey - Coach
Robin Arkell - Scientific Advisor David MacDonaldPhysiotherapist
Arup Naskar – Masseur Ashok C Kumar - Video Analyst
Hockey Indian league
Hockey India League (HIL), known as the Coal India Hockey India League for sponsorship reasons, is a professional field hockey league in India. The league is organized by Hockey India, the governing body for the sport in India. HIL, along with the Indian Premier League, Indian Super League, and Pro Kabaddi League, is considered one of the major sports leagues in the country. HIL consists of six teams, with the regular season lasting two months from January to February, with each team playing 10 games. The top four teams at the end of the season move into the play-offs, where the championship game decides the Hockey India League winner.
Hockey India League was founded in 2013 as part of Hockey India's attempt to get an International Hockey Federation sanctioned league after the un-sanctioned and non-Hockey India tournament, World Series Hockey, began in 2012. The first season took place in 2013 with five teams. Since beginning, the league has proven to be a financial success for Hockey India, who was in financial disarray before the league began. In 2015, it was reported that the federation earned a profit from the league and television revenues.
The most recent champion of the Hockey India League is Kalinga Lancers, who won the tournament in 2017. Ranchi Rhinos, Delhi Wave riders, Ranchi Rays and Punjab Warriors have also won the league.