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Mid-fielder Harjeet Singh who has been instrumental in the junior hockey team's success in recent times, will lead the 18-member Indian Men's hockey team in the Junior World Cup to be held in Lucknow from December 8 to 18. Defender Dipsan Tirkey will shoulder the responsibilities of the vice-captain.

Harjeet, the 20-year-old mid-fielder from Kurali in Punjab also led the colts in Valencia, Spain last month where they won the four-nation Invitational Tournament



beating Germany in the final.

Harjeet was also part of the Indian senior men's team that won the silver medal at the FIH Champions Trophy in London this year where he replaced ace midfielder Sardar Singh.Tirkey, the 18-year-old from Sundargarh in Odisha had led the Indian team to a splendid win at the EurAsia Cup in Russia earlier this year followed by the England tour where they beat Scotland senior men's team, Hampstead and Westminster, and won two matches against England.


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