Here are the best players set to take part in the World Cup Qualifiers for India.
The road to Qatar will kick start from this week. India will be hoping to write a new script under the management of Igor Stimac. The Blue Tigers will initiate their World Cup Qualifiers campaign with the game against Oman in Guwahati on September 5.
It is followed by a trip down to Doha to play the hosts. The first two ties will be a huge determinant in shaping the group. They will play Bangladesh at home, before travelling out to Afghanistan and Oman. Before concluding their group stage in India against Afghanistan, they will host Qatar and visit Bangladesh.
The team has supreme talent over the field, with several individual players could come handy at one point of time. It is very likely that the team will be hoping to focus on the defensive astuteness after conceding goals in the last tournament.
We shall look at five best players, who could make a difference in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.
#5 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu:
Shot-stopper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been largely underwhelming over the last year because of the lamentable performances. The shot-stopper has been the best in business for his club, whilst it’s been the reverse for him while he represents his country.
But, his performances since he made his debut is set to earn a place in the top five of this list. During the latter stages of Stephen Constantine’s reign, Gurpreet made some unexplainable mistakes, which was very uncharacteristic of him. However, since the managerial change which saw Stimac take over the Blue Tigers in June, the shot-stopper has stood out when his side has needed him to guard the post.
Sandhu is in the back of a title-winning season with Bengaluru and could make a difference in the WC Qualifiers. With confidence, there’s no better than him in business at times. Standing 6’3, he can cut down set pieces and eliminate the aerial threat.