Bhubaneswar: India junior men’s defenders Dipsan Tirkey and Anand Lakra have been placed in the 18-member team for the upcoming Sultan of Johor Cup scheduled to be held in Malaysia from October 11 to 18.
Tirkey will lead as vice-captain of the team.
The team will vie for their 3rd straight title at the tournament after winning the last two editions at the same venue and will be the first team to achieve this feat.
Expressing happiness over his selection, Tirkey said he is very excited as his team will play against the top teams. “Despite tough challenge, being the defending champions, we will look forward to retain the title for India. We are motivated and also want to achieve a similar feat in the upcoming tournament and aim at giving our best to help the team retain the title,” he added.
India will start their campaign against their arch-rivals Pakistan on October 11.