Bhubaneswar: India’s consistency will be put to test in the second version of the FIH Master Group, as indicated by chief Manpreet Singh whose group will make their introduction against the Netherlands here in January one year from now. The two matches against the Netherlands will be played January 18 and 19.
India will at that point have Title holders Belgium February 8 and 9, trailed by two progressively home installations against Australia, February 22 and 23.
“I think the group have developed consistently in this previous year with various adolescents getting generally excellent global presentation. We have a decent pool of players who can be additionally tried during the Hockey Star Class,” Manpreet told journalists.
“Despite the fact that we have kept up our reality positioning at No. 5, our consistency will be put to test during the Hockey Ace Association where we play top groups like Netherlands, Belgium and Australia in the initial three months of the period,” included the midfielder.
The Indian group will at that point play away games in Germany (April 25 and 26) and Extraordinary England (May 2 and 3) preceding coming back to play at home May 23 and 24 against New Zealand before venturing out to Argentina to play June 5 and 6. At that point the Men in Blue will play the last leg of the Ace Group cooperative matches in Spain, June 13 and 14.
Manpreet was enchanted that India will have consecutive World Cups and said his side would attempt their level best to bend over the delight by lifting the title in 2023.
“It is the first occasion when that India will have consecutive World Cups and it involves extraordinary pride for us. It will likewise be a long time since Indian Freedom in 2023 and it would be mind boggling in the event that we can add to the festivals by lifting the World Cup,” Manpreet called attention to.
Manpreet expressed that he is likewise excited with the way that the 2023 World Cup would be facilitated by Odisha which is considered as the support of hockey.