Bhubaneswar: Odisha's Ignace Tirkey, Birendra Lakra selected in 16-member Indian hockey squad for London Olympics. Hockey India named a 16-member hockey squad, to be led by goalkeeper Bharat Chetri.
The squad was picked after a two-day selection trials at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on June 6 and 7.
India's squad (international matches in brackets):
Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (capt, 130), P. Sreejesh (51)
Defenders: V. R. Raghunath (110), Ignace Tirkey (246), Sandeep Singh (168)
Midfielders: Sardar Singh (vice-capt, 136), Gurbaj Singh (148), Birendra Lakra (26), Manpreet Singh (35)
Forwards: S.V Sunil (93), Gurwinder Singh Chandi (75), Shivendra Singh (148), Danish Mujtaba (78), Tushar Khandekar (219), Dharamvir Singh (19), S. K. Uthappa (21)
Standbys: Sarvanjit Singh (123), Kothajit Singh (18)
Chief coach: Michael Nobbs (AUS)