Three players from Odisha – Birendra Lakra, Shilanand Lakra and Amit Rohidas have been selected for the Hockey India Argentina tour. Hockey India announced the 22-member team who will take on Argentina in the Pro League on 11 and 12 April.
The 22-member squad will be led by Manpreet Singh and Vice-Captain Harmanpreet Singh.
The team includes Jaskaran Singh, Sumit and Shilanand Lakra who will be playing their first match in over a year.
Meanwhile experienced players Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Simranjeet Singh who were part of the Europe Tour have been rested.
“Once again, we are excited about being able to travel overseas for international competition. We are taking a 22-man squad attempting to provide a good balance between giving experience to those players who need it and opportunities for players to perform on the international stage in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics,” stated Chief Coach Graham Reid about the team selection.