India on Saturday named an 18-member men’s junior team for the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup which begins in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from October 22.
The team will be captained by Vivek Sagar Prasad while Pratap Lakra has been named as the vice-captain.
The Indians will be participating in the tournament after a gap of a year. They finished second in the fifth Sultan of Johor Cup in 2015 where they lost to Great Britain in the final.
“The junior men’s team has been training with the objective of performing well at the upcoming Sultan of Johor Cup. We have a very strong pool of players at the junior level who believe in themselves, and this tournament will give the right amount of exposure,” coach Felix said.
“I believe this will be a start to our long-term objective of retaining the World Cup title at this level,” he added.
Besides India, other participating teams in the tournament are Japan, hosts Malaysia, USA, Australia and Great Britain.