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Walmiki family to show stick skill at Hockey India League

Last updated on: December 29, 2014 19:32 IST

The Walmiki brothers, Yuvraj and Devindar and their nephew Anup Amarpal will steal the limelight in the Hero Hockey India League.

Yuvraj and Devendar WalmikiWith trio set to represent three different franchisees, all eyes will be trained on them.

While forward player Yuvraj will represent defending champions Delhi Waveriders, his younger brother and midfielder Devinder will play for Kalinga Lancers.

Striker Amarpal will debut for the newly assembled Dabang Mumbai.

The 23-year-old Yuvraj has a remarkable international career and has played several major international tournaments like Hockey World League Finals 2014 (India), FIH Olympic Qualifier 2012 (India), FIH Champions Trophy 2012 (Australia), Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012 (Malaysia) and Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (China).

Yuvraj had scored five goals for Delhi Waveriders, the 2014 champions.

Devindar had a satisfactory season with the Kalinga Lancers last season where the midfielder played alongside Gonzalo Peillat, Lucas Vila, Kiel Brown and Ryan Archibald and played a vital role for his team's strategies.

Image: Yuvraj and Devindar Walmiki

Photograph: Yuvraj Walmiki/Facebook

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