Goalkeeper Bharat Chetri was named captain of the Indian hockey team in the Olympics. The 16-member squad and two stand-bys was announced by Hockey India (HI) after trials at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune conducted June 6-7.
The trials were witnessed by HI selectors BP Govinda
and Balbir Singh, alongwith chief coach Michael Nobbs and government observer Harbinder Singh.
Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (captain) and P.R. Sreejesh
Defenders: V.R.Raghunath, Ignace Tirkey, Sandeep Singh
Midfielders: Sardar Singh (vice captain), Kothajit Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Birendra Lakra, Manpreet Singh
Forwards: SV Sunil, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Sarvanjit Singh, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Tushar Khandker, Dharamvir Singh, S.K. Uthappa