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Indian Junior Men’s Team looks to start Sultan of Johor Cup campaign on winning note

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], October 21 (ANI): The Indian team, who ended their campaign with a Silver medal in the 2019 edition after a closely-fought match against Great Britain, will open their campaign this time in the tournament against the hosts Malaysia on October 22 2022.

The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team will leave for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Bengaluru late tonight for the 10th Sultan of Johor Cup. After reaching Kuala Lumpur on the 20th, the team will travel to Johor Bahru, where the prestigious tournament will be held.

“The prestigious tournament is returning after three years due to the pandemic. Our team is excited to compete against some of the strong teams that will be participating in the contest. It will be a good chance for us to test our squad and to grow as a unit,” Hockey India quoted Uttam Singh as saying.

The Indian Colts will also face off against Australia, Japan, South Africa, and defending Champions Great Britain in this year’s edition which is set to take place after three years.

The Indian skipper further insisted that India will look to improve upon their Silver-medal winner campaign from the last time around.

Speaking on the upcoming campaign, young forward Uttam Singh, who will be leading the players in the tournament, said, “We have held several discussions at the training camp and we are confident that we have enough talent in our squad which can win the title. But we will not take any team lightly and play as per the situation in the match. We will have to attack well when in possession but also be ready to defend in an instant.” (ANI)

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