Group’s new chief coach Craig Fulton expressed confidence within the squad picked for the event to be performed on the Main Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, including that enjoying in entrance of dwelling followers provides to the thrill.
“Everybody needs the staff to do nicely. So we need to win. There are a number of expectations from the staff,” Fulton advised ANI.
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“It is at all times superior to play a house event. (However) The time between the 2 tournaments is not ideally suited; it is principally three days, however a number of preparation has gone into it…We’re actually completely happy to be right here to play and look ahead to the primary recreation,” he added.
Serving because the preparatory event for the big-ticket Asian Video games in September-October, India will tackle South Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan and China within the round-robin stage.
India open their marketing campaign in opposition to China on August 3, and the much-awaited India vs Pakistan match is scheduled for August 9.
The Indian squad is led by drag-flicker and defender Harmanpreet Singh, with midfielder Hardik Singh as his deputy.
(With ANI inputs)