Shivendra Returns, Chetri to Lead India in Champions Challenge I

Shivendra Singh

Shivendra Singh

Former captain Rajpal Singh and veteran midfielder Ignace Tirkey were the notable omissions from an 18-member Indian squad announced for the FIH men’s Champions Challenge I from November 26 to December 4 in Johannesburg (Schedule). India has been drawn in Pool A of the championship along with Belgium, Poland and host South Africa

Ignace, vice-captain of the team for recently concluded Australia tour, has been replaced by forward Tushar Khandekar as vice-captain for the Champions Challenge I, and the team will be led by goalkeeper Bharat Kumar Chetri who has 116 international caps. Bharat Chikara, Ravipal and Gurvinder Singh Chandi are other notable omissions from the squad.

While the return of striker Shivendra Singh to the team is good news for the fans and team. He was on the sidelines for a few months with a freak collarbone injury that he suffered during Bhopal Nationals conducted by Hockey India in Bhopal in June 2011. Birendra Lakra and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam are the new faces in the team.

The team:
Bharat Kumar Chetri (GK) (Captain)
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Jugraj Singh: The Drag Flicker, Now Assistant Coach Team India

This post is dedicated to the Drag Flick specialist Assistant Coach of Team India Jugraj Singh
>> Born in 1983 to a sikh family in Punjab
>> A self coached drag-flicker who became a youth icon for Hockey followers

‘Iconic drag flicker’, ‘young face of the India hockey team’, ‘the spirit of Indian hockey and brave fighter’
Sohail Abbas saw a younger Sohail in Jugraj

Today, India’s brightest drag-flicker ‘Rupinder Pal Singh’ credits his success to Jugraj Singh, “I did not achieve this overnight. My drag flick coach Jugraj has worked hard for that. I owe my success to him.Sohail Abbas is brilliant drag flicker. He has the world record against his name but if Jugraj did not meet with an accident in 2003, he might have been the record holder.” for more about him search in Google or ask him on his Facebook page.

Here we present you the glimpse of Jugraj Singh, working with Indian National team at a national camp in Bangalore.

Team India Vs Army XI Practice Match (25th Aug, 2011)

Photographs from Team India Vs Army XI practice match during national camp for Asian Champions Trophy 2011.

Team India Vs Army XI Practice Match (23rd Aug, 2011)

Photographs from Team India Vs Army XI practice match during national camp for Asian Champions Trophy 2011.

Team India for Asian Champions Trophy 2011

Some pics of Indian Hockey team warming up for the practice matches against Army XI during national camp for Asian Champions Trophy 2011.

In the National Camp of Indian Hockey Team

 Photos from the recently concluded Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s National Camp at Bangalore