For the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) which is starting from the 21st january, Ace Dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh will be leading the Delhi Waveriders team.
Rupinder who takes this captain job from the New Zealand’s Simon Coach who has been named as Vice captain of the Delhi Waveriders job. He was also a part of the previous asian games gold medal winning indian team for the year 2014. He lead the Delhi waveriders young squad which also includes some new and talented faces like South Africa, Argentina’s Manuel Brunet, Vincent Vanasch of Belgium and Indian goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya, Mandip Antil and Pardeep Singh.
Waveriders who is throwing away two promising indian players which of Junior World Cup-winning side captain Harjeet Singh and 19-year-old Mandeep Singh.
Waveriders coach Ced ric D’Souza said: “With some of the players from last year’s team unavailable, we have done our best to fill the gaps with top quality players.”
He also added “Training has gone on really well and we definitely are a well-rounded and balanced team. Needless to say, we will do our best to continue and maintain our past record of a podium finish with, of course, the target being the top place. We can expect some high-octane action in the 2017 Hockey India League.”
Watch out Delhi Waveriders Squad
Rupinder Pal Singh (Captain), Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Antil, Surender Kumar, Pardeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Vikram Kanth, Parvinder Singh, Vikas Dahiya, Santa Singh, Prabhdeep Singh, Harjeet Singh, Simon Child (Vice-Captain), Tristan White, Manuel Brunet, Iain Wallace Lewers, Benjamin Stanzl, Vanasch Vincent Francois Bernard, Justin Neil Reid – Ross, Austin Charles Smith.