The team will be led by captain Sardar Singh who has to his credit 174 caps and will be supported by vice-captain P.R. Sreejesh, who has played 88 internationals.
"It's a great opportunity for every player to be playing this tournament. This will prove to be an ideal platform which is right before the World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Also this will be a big platform for young players in the team," HI secretary general Narinder Batra said.
The 18-player squad:
Goalkeepers: P.R. Sreejesh, Harjot Singh
Defenders: Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Kothajit Singh, Khadangbam, Amit Rohidas
Midfielders: Sardar Singh, S.K. Uthappa, Dharamvir Singh, Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, M.B. Aiyappa
Forwards: Nikkin Thimmaiah, S.V. Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Affan Yousuf, Yuvraj Walmiki.
--IANS (Posted on 08-01-2014)