Indian Squad at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 is going to start from July 28. This will be India’s 18th appearance. Total 155 sportsperson will participate in 10 sports and in 86 events. The squad can still increase as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has requested the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to increase the country’s quota of sportspersons.

Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra could be India’s flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) may pick the 24-year-old Chopra to lead the country’s contingent during the inauguration of the 2022 CWG.

ATHLETICS:

Men: Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase), Murali Sreeshankar, Muhammed Anees (long jump), Praveen Chitravel, Abdulla Aboobacker. Eldhose Paul (all triple jump), Tajinderpal Singh Toor (shotput)*, Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu, Rohit Yadav (all javelin). Sandeep Kumar, Amit Kharti (race walking), Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Ajmal, Naganathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh (4x400m relay)

*Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Seema Punia will have to prove their fitness.

Women: S Dhalalakshmi (100m and 4x100m relay), Jyothi Yarraji (100m hurdles), Aishwarya B (long jump and triple jump), Ancy Sojan (long jump), Manpreet Kaur (shotput), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, Seema Punia (discus)*, Annu Rani, Shilpa Rani (javelin), Manju Bala and Sarita Singh (hammer throw), Bhawana Jat, Priyanka Goswami (race walking), Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, MV Jilna, NS Simi (4x100m relay)

Marathon:

Nitendra Singh Rawat, Anish Thapa Magar, Anil Kumar Singh, Ashish Kumar, AB Belliappa, Kalidas Laxman Hirave

BADMINTON:

Men: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, B Sumeeth Reddy

Women: PV Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa, Aakarshi Kashyap, Treesa Jolly, Gayatri Gopichand

BOXING:

Men: Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (57 kg), Amit Panghal (51kg), Rohit Tokas (67 kg), Sumit Kundu (75 kg), Ashish Chaudhary (80 kg), Sanjeet Kumar (92 kg), Sagar (+92 kg)

Women: Nitu (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Jaismine (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (70kg)

CRICKET: Birmingham 2022 will see cricket’s second appearance in the CWG programme. The first, at Kuala Lumpur 1998, featured a men’s 50 over tournament but at Birmingham 2022, a women’s T20I format will be played.

The eight-team affair at CWG 2022 will involve hosts England, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Barbados and Sri Lanka. The Indian cricket team is one of the five teams who qualified for the Commonwealth Games 2022 courtesy its ICC WT20I ranking. BCCI is yet to announce the Indian Squad for CWG 2022.

HOCKEY:

Men: Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak.Defenders: Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh. Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (c), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma. Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek.

Women: Savita (C), Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka (VC), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Sangita Kumari.

SWIMMING:

Sajan Prakash (200m, 100m, 50m, butterfly)

Srihari Nataraj (50m, 100m, 200m backstroke)

Kushagara Rawat (1500m, 200m, 400m freestyle)

Advait Page (1500m freestyle)

TABLE TENNIS:

Men: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty

Women: Manika Batra, Reeth Rishya, Sreeja Akula, Diya Chitale

Manush Shah (men’s) and Swastika Ghosh (women’s) have been named as replacement players.

TRIATHLON:

The four-member Indian squad will participate.

Women: Sanjana Joshi and Pragnya Mohan.

Men: Yet to be announced

WEIGHTLIFTING:

Men: Sanket Mahadev (55kg), Chanambam Rishikanta Singh (55kg), Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), Achinta Sheuli(73kg), Ajay Singh (81kg), Vikas Thakur (96kg), Ragala Venkat Rahul (+96kg)

Women: Mirabai Chanu (49kg), Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Popy Hazarika (59kg), Usha Kumara (87kg), Purnima Pandey (+87kg)

WRESTLING

Women: Pooja Gehlot (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sakshi Malik (62kg), Divya Kakran (68kg), Pooja Sihag (76kg)

Men: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Naveen (74kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Deepak (97kg), Mohit Grewal (125kg)

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