The member team, which is led by experienced midfielder Sardar Singh , will begin their campaign on March 3 against Olympic gold medalist and world No.
IndiaKaGame pic. We have had a good camp in SAI, Bengaluru, where the focus was on taking our attack and defensive skills to the next level".
In the previous edition, India had finished third after beating New Zealand while England won the title after beating Australia in the final.
In the pool stages, India had a mixed outing which included a draw against England in their first match, followed by win against New Zealand in their second match, but lost to Australia before a narrow win against Japan.
But it was the loss against hosts Malaysia that had dented their prospects. A good match against Argentina will give the team the confidence for the rest of the matches to follow.
Every match in the pool stage will be important to ensure a place in the final. We've beaten teams like Australia and England in the past and have done well against Argentina too, we just need to ensure we play in a structured manner and execute the team's plans perfectly," Sardar said.
Since the tournament's inception in , the Indian team has lifted the trophy five times , , , , while they shared it with South Korea in In , when Sardar last captained the Indian team, they finished as runners-up after losing to Australia in the final.
But my role will be no different from what I've have been doing in the camp where we seniors have taken the responsibility to guide the junior players in the squad.
At tournament too, it'll be important to help them shake off the initial nervousness and I'm confident with senior players like Ramandeep Singh, SK Uthappa, Surender Kumar and Talwinder Singh and very talented junior players, we'll come up with a good show," the year-old added.