The Manpreet Singh-led Indian junior men’s hockey team will take on England in their opening preparatory game under lights at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday.
The match will allow the hosts to fine-tune their preparations for the upcoming 10th Hero Junior World Cup hockey tournament, beginning at the same venue from December 6.
The hosts will play their second and final warm-up match against Belgium on December 4.
India will kickstart their 10th Junior World Cup campaign against formidable Netherlands on December 6 in a Pool C game – the opening day of the big-ticket event.
They play their second match against Canada on December on 7 and their final league tie against Korea on December 10.
It may be worth recalling that India had won the Junior World Cup only once in the 2011 edition in Hobart, Australia, where they thumped Argentina 6-1 in the title clash.
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