Final Squad For Paris Olympics Not Yet Selected, Best Combinations To Be Tried Out: Harmanpreet Singh

The squad left for Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday for the FIH Pro League, where the winner of this season will be determined. India, third in the points table, behind the Netherlands and Australia, will play Belgium and Argentina in Antwerp between May 22 and 26. It will be followed by games against Germany and Great Britain from June 1.
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Final Squad For Paris Olympics Not Yet Selected, Best Combinations To Be Tried Out: Harmanpreet Singh (Photo credit: Hockey India)

Indian men's hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh has said that the final squad for the Paris Olympics has not yet been selected and best combinations will be tried out at the upcoming Europe leg of the FIH Pro League. The team left for Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday for the challenging league, where the winner of this season will be determined.
India, third in the points table, behind the Netherlands and Australia, will play Belgium and Argentina in Antwerp between May 22 and 26. It will be followed by games against Germany and Great Britain from June 1-9 in London.
With the Paris Olympics right around the corner, the squad will be looking to apply the finishing touches in the upcoming games of the Pro League.
"We are trying out the best combinations before the final squad is selected for the Olympics. Hence, the Pro League outing is crucial in our preparations for Paris as well as for players to make it to the 16-member squad for Paris," Harmanpreet told Hockey India.
In May, India, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalists, lost all their five games in Australia, raising doubts about their preparations for the Paris Olympics.
Harmanpreet said that the squad will focus on eliminating any chinks in its armour ahead of Paris Olympics.
"The team is quite excited to get back on the road again for yet another challenging outing where we will take on world's best teams in the Pro League. We will be travelling on the back of a very intense training camp over the past few weeks where we focused on our conditioning and played intra-squad matches regularly," Harmanpreet said.
"The team is shaping well and the Pro League is an important event for us to iron out the flaws in our execution ahead of the Olympics," Harmanpreet added.
The 28-year-old said that the Pro League will not just help him assess his team's preparations but provide cues into the rivals' strategies as well.
"We have Belgium and Argentina in our pool at the Olympics along with Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. We play Belgium and Argentina both in Antwerp," Harmanpreet said.
The skipper hoped that after finishing third in the last few seasons of the Pro League, his squad would stake claim to the title this time around.
"In the past few seasons of the Pro League, we have finished at third position. It will be great to finish on top this time and we are quite optimistic about it," Harmanpreet said.
India will play Argentina on May 22 in Antwerp.
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