The Indian men’s hockey team is simulating the Olympics at its training base in Bengaluru to prepare for the Tokyo Games, experienced forward Ramandeep Singh revealed on Wednesday.

Ramandeep said the Indian players were assessing their bodies and testing their skills by replicating the team’s Olympic schedule in training.

The Indian men’s hockey team will begin its campaign on July 24 against New Zealand. Reigning Olympic champion Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and host Japan are the other teams in Pool A. “A lot will depend on how we fair in the first match. A good result against New Zealand will set the right momentum for the rest of the tournament,” Ramandeep was quoted as saying in a media release.

“We are currently replicating the Olympic Schedule, three teams with different combinations from within the Olympic core group have been formed and the coaching staff has…

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