The 11th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup in 2023 is scheduled to be held in Johor, Malaysia. Hockey India has announced the 20-member Indian junior men’s hockey team that will participate in the 11th Sultan of Johor Cup. This prestigious tournament is set to take place from October 27 to November 4. Notably, this year’s edition will feature eight teams, expanding from the customary six.
Expanded Tournament Format
In this year’s Sultan of Johor Cup, India has been placed in Pool B. They will face tough competition from Malaysia, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Meanwhile, Pool A will consist of Germany, Australia, South Africa, and Great Britain. The tournament promises fierce competition, as these junior teams strive to prove their mettle on the international stage.
The Indian junior men’s hockey team boasts a well-rounded roster.
- In the goalkeeping department, the reliable duo of Mohith H S and Ranvijay Singh Yadav will ensure the team’s defensive stability.
- The defenders include Amandeep Lakra, Rohit, Sunil Jojo, Sukhvinder, Amir Ali, and Yogember Rawat, who will strive to thwart the opposition’s advances.
- The midfield comprises dynamic players such as Poovanna C B, Vishnukant Singh, Rajinder Singh, Amandeep, Sunit Lakra, and Abdul Ahad. These players will be instrumental in controlling the game’s tempo and orchestrating attacks.
- Upfront, the team features talented forwards in Uttam Singh, Arun Sahani, Aditya Lalage, Angad Bir Singh, Gurjot Singh, and Sathish B. Their goal will be to capitalize on scoring opportunities and lead the team to success.
Here is the information in table format:
|Goalkeepers||Mohith H S, Ranvijay Singh Yadav|
|Defenders||Amandeep Lakra, Rohit, Sunil Jojo, Sukhvinder, Amir Ali, Yogember Rawat|
|Midfielders||Poovanna C B, Vishnukant Singh, Rajinder Singh, Amandeep, Sunit Lakra, Abdul Ahad|
|Forwards||Uttam Singh, Arun Sahani, Aditya Lalage, Angad Bir Singh, Gurjot Singh, Sathish B|
Exciting Matches and Strong Leadership in the 11th Sultan of Johor Cup
The Indian junior men’s hockey team’s participation in the 11th Sultan of Johor Cup promises exciting matches and intense competition. With Uttam Singh leading the team as captain and Rajinder Singh serving as deputy, the squad is well-prepared to take on their international counterparts.
Significance for FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023
This tournament also serves as an opportunity to assess and understand the competition, as six nations participating in the Sultan of Johor Cup will head to the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023. Furthermore, the tournament provides a platform for players to adapt to the climate conditions expected at Kuala Lumpur in December, where the World Cup will be held.