Harjeet Singh-led side aiming to win first international title, will be playing their tournament opener against Canada on Thursday, ie. December 8 at 07:30 PM.
Placed in Group D, India will play Canada followed by playing England on December 10 and last group stage match against South Africa on December 12.
Last time junior team lifted the trophy was back in 2001 in Australia. 15 years later, 2016 has been a successful year for Indian hockey and they will be hoping to end it on a high note. This junior side has a lot to prove and with World Cup and India Hockey League lined up, players have a chance to make it count as the selectors will have their eyes on every player.
India can play defending champions, Germany in the quarterfinals, if the two teams top their respective groups.
This season will see 16 teams contexting for the title, while India’s arch rivals Pakistan withdrew from the tournament. And, the tournament will be played in newly-built Major Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium in Lucknow.
Squad: Harmanpreet Singh, Vikramjit Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Varun Kumar, Krishan Pathak (GK), Armaan Qureshi, Mandeep Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Parvinder Singh, Manpreet, Gurjant Singh, Sumit, Gurinder Singh, Harjeet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Ajit Pandey, Vikas Dahiya.
When does the match between India and Canada start?
India’s tournament opener starts at 0730 hrs IST on Thursday.
Where will be the match played?
The match will be played at Major Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium in Lucknow.
Where can one watch the match live?
You can watch the live telecast of the match on Star Sports 4 and on Star Sports 4 HD. The match will also be live streamed online at HotStar.
Where can you follow the match?
For live scores, updates and analysis, you can follow indianexpress.com.