IND vs CAN: The hosts India would be looking to consolidate their position at the head of the Pool C table when they take on Canda in their third and final league fixture of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium.
India opened their account with an emphatic win over South Africa but could not get better of Belgium in their second fixture of the competition which ended in 2-2 draw. With top-spot at stake, as Belgium are right behind them, India cannot get complacent.
Canda, on the other hand, have a battle of their own to survive in the event. They are sitting at the third spot in the Pool C and holding onto the position will get them to the playoffs.
IND VS CAN TEAM NEWS
Brandon Pereira of Canada has been withdrawn through injury. Floris van Son has joined the squad as the replacement.
INDIA VS CANADA SQUADS
India Hockey squad: Manpreet Singh (c), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vc), Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Simranjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh, Krishna Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar and Kothajit Singh Khadangbam.
Canada Hockey squad: Balraj Panesar, Antoni Kindler, David Carter, Mark Pearson, Sukhi Panesarbc, Gabe Ho-Garcia, John Smythe, Richard Hildreth, Brenden Bissett, Jamie Wallace, Floris van Son, Gordon Johnston, Scott Tupper, Keegan Pereira, Matthew Sarmento, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick and Oliver Scholfield.
IND VS CAN PLAYING 11
India Playing 11 and substitutes: SINGH Harmanpreet, KHADANGBAM Kothajit, KUMAR Surender, SINGH Manpreet, SINGH Hardik, SINGH Simranjeet, SINGH Mandeep, PARATTU Sreejesh, SHARMA Nilakanta, KUMAR Varun, LAKRA Birendra, ROHIDAS Amit, KANGUJAM Chinglensana
Canada Playing 11 and substitutes: TUPPER Scott, HO-GARCIA Gabriel, SCHOLFIELD Oliver, HILDRETH Richard, PEREIRA Keegan, PANESAR Balraj, JOHNSTON Gordon, WALLACE James, PEARSON Mark, SARMENTO Matthew, SMYTHE John, PANESAR Sukhi