Bhubaneswar: Two Odia players Amit Rohidas and Birendra Lakra are among the 18 players who have been selected for the Indian Hockey Team for the FIH series scheduled to begin at the iconic Kalinga Stadium, here from June 06.
A total of eight countries will participate in the series. The event will see India grouped in Pool A along with Russia, Poland and Uzbekistan while 18th Asian Games Gold Medalist Japan, Mexico, USA and South Africa have been grouped in Pool B.
Team India will face Russia in its first match on June 6. India will lock horns with Poland and Uzbekistan in its second and third match on June 7 and June 10 respectively.
India aims to finish on the top in order to make it for the Olympic Qualifying event to be held later this year.