The Basketball Federation of India announced squad for both men and women team for the Commonwealth Games 2018 scheduled to take place from 4th April to 15th April 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.
Yadwinder Singh was announced as captain of the Men’s Team, he is the only player for India who will be playing in his second commonwealth games. The Indian team is placed in Group B alongside England, Cameroon, and Scotland.
Shireen Limaye was announced as captain of the Women’s Team and the team is placed in Group B alongside Jamica ,Malaysia and New Zealand.
Both Men’s and Women Basketball Teams will depart for Australia in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games XXI on Monday.
The Men’s Team is similar to the team selected for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Window 2 and the team will miss the experience of players like Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, Talwinderjit Singh, Garry Gill etc with federation trying to experiment with new faces on the global stage.
Recent performance of Indian Men’s Team in FIBA World Cup qualifiers was below-par and federation made big mistake by not including Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh into the list of the 24 Members, point guard Akilan Pari will make a comeback to the team.
Indian Women’s Team recently participated in last year in FIBA Asia Cup Division B in Bengaluru and impressed everyone by lifting the title after defeating Kazakhstan in the finals and got promoted to Divison A of the FIBA Asia Cup under the Serbian Coach Zoran Visic.
India’s Basketball Schedule in XXI Commonwealth Games :
Men’s Team Schedule:
India Vs Jamaica (5th April, Townsville)
India Vs England (7th April, Townsville)
India Vs Scotland (8th April, Townsville)
Women’s Team Schedule:
India Vs Jamaica (5th April, Cairns)
India Vs Malaysia (7th April, Cairns)
India Vs New Zealand (8th April, Cairns)
Indian Team for CWG 2018 :
- Men’s Team: Yadwinder Singh (C) ,Ravi Bhardwaj, Arvind Arumugam, Satnam Singh, Arshpreet Singh Bhullar, A Aravind, Akilan Pari, J Justin G, P Jeevanantham, ,Joginder Singh, Amritpal Singh, Amjyot Singh Men’s Team: Yadwinder Singh (C) ,Ravi Bhardwaj, Arvind Arumugam, Satnam Singh, Arshpreet Singh Bhullar, A Aravind, Akilan Pari, J Justin G, P Jeevanantham, ,Joginder Singh, Amritpal Singh, Amjyot Singh
Coach: Rajinder Singh, GRL Prasad
- Women’s Team: Shireen Limaye (C), Jeena Scaria, Raspreet Sindhu , Grima Merlin, Barkha Sonkar, Shruti Menon , Bhandavya H.M , Anjana P.G , Navaneetha P.U. , R. Raja Priyadarshini, Anmolpreet Kaur, Madhu Kumari
Coach: Zoran Visic.
Published by : Vinay Sadarjoshi