As the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 starts in Bhubaneshwar, India are tagged as the favourites. The though historically hasn't performed well at the world cups in recent times, but this time they are on home turf. Here are 5 Indian players who could make a difference this time around.
#5 Amit Rohidas
Playing at home, Odisha's very own Amit Rohidas is a key player in the Indian team. Amit has mastered the skill of stopping penalty corners, and can push one through the nets as well. The 25-year old could most definitely surprise the opposition on home turf
#4 Mandeep Singh
This Jalandhar-born young forward is a goal scoring machine. The top scorer of the inaugural season of the Hockey India league, the striker has regained his magic touch. Mandeep has been a key to some of India's major tournament victories, making him the mainstay in the team.
#3 PR Sreejesh
The man with the safest hands, India's Goalie PR Sreejesh, has got the side over the line in many bad & tricky situations.