Lakra has made a comeback into the team after missing out on the Hero Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat in October.
Hockey India on today named the 18-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will represent the host nation.
Manpreet Singh will lead the team.
Indian Men’s team for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup
P R Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak
Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas
Manpreet Singh (Captain), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Vice Captain), Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Sumit