The 4th edition of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy for men is all set to take place from the 20th October 2016. The top hockey playing nations from Asia are ready to battle for the Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 title. The teams who are participating in the tournament are Malaysia. India, Pakistan, China, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. Here we will see the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 squads of these six teams.
All these Asian teams are gearing up to become the champion of Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy and entertain hockey fans. India recently played in Rio Olympics and looking in good form. From all these teams, India is the only country to qualify from Asia in the Rio Olympics. But other teams are also very dangerous especially Korea and Pakistan. Let’s see the complete Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 squads.
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 Squads
India Hockey Squad
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (Captain), Akash Chikte.
Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh (Vice Captain), Pardeep Mor, Jasjit Singh Kular, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar.
Midfielders: Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Akashdeep Singh, Sardar Singh, SK Uthappa, Devindar Walmiki.
Forwards: Talwinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Affan Yousuf.
Japan Hockey Squad
Masahito Kunitomo, Takumi Chida, Daichi Kurokawa, Masaki Ohashi, Shota Yamada, Hirotaka Zendana, Kenji Kitazato, Kazuma Murata, Suguru Hoshi, Seren Tanaka, Hiromasa Ochiai, Tsubasa Yamamizu, Yuki Wakuri, Hiroki Sakamoto, Kenta Tanaka, Genki Mitsutani, Kentaro Fukuda and Kodai Watanabe.
Pakistan Hockey Squad
Goalkeepers: Imran Butt and Amjad Ali.
Defenders: Aleem Bilal, Mohammad Irfan (captain), Ammad Shakeel Butt.
Midfielders: Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan Junior.
Forwards: Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan.
China Hockey Squad
CHENG Xiyuan, AO Zhiwei (GK), LIN Changliang, ZHANG Taozhu E, Wenhui YU Xin, WANG Bowen, MENG Dihao MENG Lei (C), ZHONG Jianwei, MENG Xiaolong, GUO Hailei E, Wenlong, HUANG Jingcheng, GUO Zixiang, WANG Hongyu (GK), WU Xiaohui, DU Chen
Malaysia Hockey Squad
SAMSUL Haziq, HASSAN Najib, SAARI Fitri van, HUIZEN Joel, SAARI Faizal, MUTALIB Sukri (C), ASHARI Firhan , NOOR Nabil, SUBRAMIAM Kumar (GK), RAHIM Razie, JALI Faiz, HASSAN Azri, HASAN Azuan, OTHMAN Hafizuddin (GK), NIK ROSEMI Aiman, JAZLAN Najmi, SAABAH Shahril, BAHAROM Rashid
Korea Hockey Squad
HONG Doopyo (GK), LEE Seyoung (GK), LEE Daeyeol, YANG Jihun, JUNG Manjae (C), KANG Moonkyu, HWANG Taeil, JEONG Junwoo, LEE Jungjun, KIM Juhun, LEE Mookyoung, SEO Inwoo, BAE Jongsuk, KIM Seongkyu, LEE Seunghoon, KIM Hyeongjin, KIM Sung Yeob, YOO Han Young
India is one of the favorites to win this Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 tournament. The team will play alongside Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia. Pakistan is one of the most successful team in the history of the Asian Champions Trophy and they have been the winners twice and runners-up once.