New Delhi: Hockey India today announced the Indian U18 Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams for the Hockey 5’s competition to be held at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games from 6th – 18th October, 2018. Both the teams will have a total of 9 members in the squad, which consists of two Goalkeepers, two Defenders, two Midfielders and three Forwards.
The Men’s team will be led by their Midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad, while Goalkeeper Prashant Kumar Chauhan will act as his deputy. Whereas, the Captaincy of the Women’s team has been given to Defender Salima Tete, with Forward Lalremsiami being the Vice-Captain.
Both the teams have been chosen keeping in mind the requirements of the fast-paced 5-a-side competition and consist of players who have recently gained international exposure as they participated in the Junior Invitational Tournament in Belgium last month.
The Junior Men’s team consists of Goalkeepers Prashant Kumar Chauhan and Pawan, Defenders Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem and Sanjay, Midfielders Vivek Sagar Prasad and Maninder Singh, and Forwards Shivam Anand, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar and Sudeep Chirmako.
Indian U18 Men’s Team:
Goalkeepers: Prashant Kumar Chauhan (Vice Captain), Pawan
Defenders: Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Sanjay
Midfielders: Vivek Sagar Prasad (Captain), Maninder Singh
Forwards: Shivam Anand, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Sudeep Chirmako
Indian U18Women’s Team:
Goalkeepers: Bichu Devi Kharibam, Khushboo
Defenders: Ishika Chaudhary, Salima Tete (Captain)
Midfielders: Reet, Chetna
Forwards: Sangita Kumari, Mumtaz Khan, Lalremsiami (Vice Captain)