Uttar Pradesh Wizards defender and captain VR Raghunath has said that team’s success in 2015 hockey india league will be depending on who we convert penalty corners in goals. UPW to play first match of tournament against Delhi waveriders on 23 January.
Raghunath said, “The league this time is going to be tough as the best players of the world will take part in it. The strength of our team will be the drag-flicking skills.” Raghunath is one of the most vital parts of Uttar Pradesh defence. Marcel Balkestein and Jolie Wouter are the Netherlands’s overseas defenders in UPW squad for HHIL 2015.
He is happy to be with the Dutch players. Habir Singh is another Indian defender with captain Raghunath in Uttar Pradesh Wizards team. V R Raghunath has been leading UP team in hockey India league since 2013 when the first edition of tournament was held. Under his captaincy Uttar Pradesh reached in both HIL semi-finals.
“I am excited to share the field with Harbir Singh, the Netherlands’ Marcel Balkestein and Jolie Wouter, who are surely a boost to our defence line-up. I look forward to the third season and aiming to improve our position by finishing on a winning note this time,” he added.