Custodian Bharat Chetri will be the captain of the Indian hockey team and the live wire of team Sardar Singh will be his deputy in the London Olympics. Hockey India has announced the 18 member squad including 2 stand bys who will be staying and practicing with the team in the Olympic Village and Riverbank Arena, but can be included only in case of serious injury amongst 16 players.
India are in Pool B, alongwith Germany, Korea, New Zealand, Belgium and Netherlands and will open their campaign against Netherlands on 30 July.
Indian team will reach Olympic Games village in London on 19 July 2012, after finishing their final leg of preparations for Olympics with tour of France and Spain, where they will play test matches against France, Spain and South Africa and a tri-nation tournament involving Great Britain, Spain and India.
The Schedule of Olympics can be found here.
Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (Captain), P R Sreejesh
Full Backs: V R Raghunath, Ignace Tirkey, Sandeep Singh
Half Backs: Sardar Singh (Vice Captain), Gurbaj Singh, Birendra Lakra, Manpreet Singh
Forwards: S.V Sunil, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Tushar Khandker, Dharamvir Singh, S. K Uthappa,
Standby: Sarvanjit Singh, Kothajit Singh
Staff: Michael Nobbs (Chief Coach), N Mohd. Riaz (Coach), Dayal Clarence Lobo (Coach), David John (Manager), Shrikant Iyengar (Physiotherapist), Hari Shankar Narayanan (Video Analyst), BK Nayak (Doctor, Part of IOA Contigent)